Wall Street opens higher a day after Dow entered bear market

NEW YORK — Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average followed other major U.S. indexes in entering a bear market.

The Dow was up a bit more than 1% in the early going today, and the S&P 500 was up 1.5%.

Gains for technology companies helped push the Nasdaq composite up 2%.

Energy prices rose and Treasury yields eased lower.

With just a few days left in September, stocks are heading for another losing month as markets fear that the higher interest rates being used to fight inflation could knock the economy into a recession.