Stocks rally on Wall Street as oil prices keep falling

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are climbing on Wall Street Tuesday as inflation worries ebb and oil prices slide.

The S&P 500 was 2% higher in afternoon trading after a report showed inflation’s rapid acceleration paused at the wholesale level last month.

The wilder action was in oil and Asian stock markets, where tighter anti-COVID measures in China are raising worries.

Oil tumbled more than 6%, and a barrel of U.S. crude fell below $97. Stocks in Hong Kong sank more than 5% for a second straight day.

Treasury yields were mixed as the Federal Reserve starts a highly anticipated two-day meeting on rates.

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