by Kent Covington & Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/17/18, 02:43 pm
U.S. stocks are tentatively recovering from a dip last week. The markets rocketed to their biggest gain in six months Tuesday following a six-day losing streak but seesawed throughout the day Wednesday. Good news on the U.S. economy fueled Tuesday’s rebound. The U.S. Department of Labor said employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, while hiring continued to increase. Unemployment continued a steady drop. Strong earnings from healthcare and tech companies also helped.