Wall Street Stocks Climb, Led by Techs

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Monday, led by more gains in big tech companies.

The S&P 500 rose 1.4% as of 10:10 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 325 points, or 1%, to 33,231 and the Nasdaq rose 1.8%.

Technology stocks were doing much of the heavy lifting for the market. Companies in the sector, with their lofty stock values, tend to give the market a harder push higher or lower. Apple rose 1.9%.

Banks gained ground along with rising bond yields, which allow them to charge more lucrative interest rates on mortgages and other loans. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.99% from 2.95% late Friday. Bank of America rose 1.9%.

Several big companies were moving on a mix of deal and other news.

Twitter fell 4.2% after Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to call of his deal to buy the company, saying Twitter was refusing to hand over data. Spirit Airlines rose 4.3% after JetBlue raised its offer to buy the rival carrier, and Amazon rose 4.7% after executing a 20-for-1 stock split.

The early gains for major indexes to open the week come as the broader market remains in a slump. The benchmark S&P 500 index is coming off of its eighth losing week in the last nine.

Rising inflation has been stinging businesses and consumers. Concerns about inflation have also prompted the Federal Reserve to aggressively raise interest rates in an attempt to slow economic growth enough to temper inflation. But, Wall Street is worried raising interest rates too quickly or by too much could cause a recession.

Meanwhile, higher interest rates put downward pressure on stocks and other investments.

Investors will get more data on inflation's impact on Friday when the Labor Department releases its May report on consumer prices.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is still adding to the pressure on rising inflation with high energy prices. Lockdowns in China because of COVID-19 have also added to worries about worsening supply chain problems, but some of those measures are being lifted. Diners are returning to restaurants in most of Beijing for the first time in more than a month as authorities further eased pandemic-related restrictions.

Solar energy companies gained ground following reports that the U.S. could lift tariffs on some Chinese imports like solar panels. Sunrun rose 9% and SunPower rose 5.4%.