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U.S. Stocks Bounce, Dow Jumps More Than 300 Points After China Interest Rate Cut

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange just before the opening bell May 13, 2014 in New York. (AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. stocks jumped at the open after China's central bank cut interest rates to support its economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 296 points, or 1.9 percent, to 16,180.61, as of 9:45 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 38 points, or 2 percent, to 1,932. The Nasdaq composite rose 109 points, or 2.4 percent, to 4,635.

Oil prices are up, but U.S. crude is still trading below $40 a barrel.

Treasury notes are falling, pushing up the yield on the 10-year benchmark not to 2.08 percent.

Best Buy was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500 index. The stock surged 16.4 percent after its fiscal second-quarter results handily beat analysts' estimates as shoppers picked up major appliances, large screen televisions and mobile phones

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