NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are rising in early trading as investors return their focus to the improving health of the domestic economy.
A new Commerce Department report Wednesday shows exports jumped in March to their highest levels since 2008. That bodes well for the manufacturing sector, which has shown consistent improvement in recent months.
Stocks had been incredibly volatile in recent days as investors worried about whether Greek debt problems would spread across Europe.
The Dow Jones industrial average is up 39.20, or 0.4 percent, at 10,787.46. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is up 5.07, or 0.4 percent, at 1,160.86, while the Nasdaq composite index is up 14.36, or 0.6 percent, at 2,389.67.