Wall Street ends losing streak, led by energy


Energy shares helped the Dow and S&P 500 end a three-day losing streak on Tuesday, even as investors worried rising fuel costs will undercut economic growth.

The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI) gained 34.36 points, or 0.30 percent, to 11,671.81, according to the latest available figures. The Standard & Poor’s 500 (.SPX) gained 4.72 points, or 0.37 percent, to 1,274.47. The Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) gained 9.03 points, or 0.33 percent, to 2,716.83.