Stocks churn as Wall Street’s omicron ride keeps jolting

Wall StreetWall Street has investors on another roller-coaster ride Wednesday, as an early stock market rally lost steam in afternoon trading.

The S&P 500 was up 0.6% after having been 1.9% higher in the early going following some better-than-expected readings on the U.S. economy.

The afternoon pullback is the latest dizzying move for Wall Street’s benchmark, which sank 2.3% on Friday for its worst loss since February, only to then rise 1.3% and then fall 1.9%.

The wild movements are partly the result of investors struggling to handicap how much damage the newest coronavirus variant will do to the economy.

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