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A big gain for stocks at the end of a turbulent quarter

Major indexes rallied on Wednesday, but the market still ended the third quarter with its worst loss in four years.

All five of the biggest drops in the year occurred in the last three months as traders worried about slowing growth in China and uncertainty over U.S. interest rate policy.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 235 points, or 1.5 percent, to 16,284.

An early jump for US stocks following big gains overseas

Several stocks were moving on corporate news in early trading Wednesday.

Ralph Lauren jumped 13 percent after the company named a new CEO to replace the company's founder. The stock is still down sharply for the year.

Chesapeake Energy rose 3 percent after announcing that it would cut 15 percent of its workforce.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 227 points, or 1.4 percent, to 16,275 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.

US stocks rise as earnings from Priceline, others gain

Priceline Group jumped 6 percent Wednesday after the company reported profit and revenue that easily beat analysts' forecasts.

First Solar and Ralph Lauren also rose after releasing solid earnings.

Disney slumped after cutting its TV forecast, holding back the Dow Jones industrial average.

The Dow was up 57 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,602 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.