NEW YORK — Energy companies are leading a rebound in U.S. stock trading as the price of oil turns higher.
Chevron and Exxon Mobil had some of the biggest gains in the Dow Jones industrial average Monday.
Precision Castparts soared 19 percent Monday after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said it would buy the maker of industrial components for $32 billion.
Stocks rose in China after weak trade figures led investors to hope for new economic stimulus measures from the Chinese government.
The Dow gained 222 points, or 1.3 percent, to 17,593 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 24 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,101. The Nasdaq composite increased 55 points, or 1.1 percent, to 5,099.
The Dow is rebounding from its longest losing streak in four years.