NEW YORK (AP) -- Technology and health care companies helped U.S. stocks close higher Wednesday, despite a mixed batch of economic news and a pullback in Japan's economy.<br />
Amazon rose 2.2 percent after the online retailing giant introduced a credit-card processing device designed to help small businesses.<br />
Macy's fell 5.5 percent after it cut its sales outlook for the year.<br />
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 12 points, or 0.7 percent, to close at 1,946.<br />
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 91 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,651. The Nasdaq rose 44 points, or 1 percent, to 4,434.<br />
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.41 percent. Bond yields fall when prices rise.
A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.
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