Summary Box: Stocks rise for third day in a row

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Posted: Aug 24, 2011 5:25 PM
Summary Box: Stocks rise for third day in a row

THIRD DAY STRAIGHT: A late rally Wednesday afternoon helped stocks post a third day of gains. The Dow Jones industrial average finished with a gain of 143.95 points, but only after veering much of the day from gains to losses and back again.

GOOD REPORT: The government said durable goods orders rose 4 percent, the biggest increase since March. The report helped ease worries that the U.S. was headed for a recession

GOLD POPS: Two days after trading above $1,900 an ounce for the first time, gold plunged $104 to $1,757 an ounce.