Stocks recovered Tuesday after tumbling early. The Dow gained 153 points, erasing a 200-point deficit to close at 10808. Stocks jumped on reports that European officials were working on a joint effort to prop up the region's struggling banks.
The Dow lost 283 points to close at 11124 after the Federal Reserve announced it would by Treasury bonds to help the economy
The Dow fell about 240 points in May, which ended a five-month stretch of gains. Stocks closed higher on Tuesday with news of a possible Greek bailout package.
Stocks rise to highest levels since 2008. Dow gains 490 points for the month of April. S&P is up nearly 38 points.
The Dow rose about 56 points, with Merck and DuPont gaining and Bank of America and Cisco falling
Dow gains 84 points, up nearly 5 percent over the last six trading days.
Unemployment claims jumped last week prompting a fall in stock prices Thursday.