Wall Street looks for first back-to-back gain in six weeks

In this image provided by Jonathan Corpina, Jonathan Corpina, Senior Managing Partner at Meridian Equity Partners Inc., who normally works on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor, works in his home office in Armonk, NY., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Stocks are wobbling in tentative trading Wednesday as a historic, worldwide rally downshifts dramatically after just a day. (Danielle Corpina/Courtesy Jonathan Corpina via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher in another day of bumpy trading Wednesday as Congress moves closer to passing a $2 trillion package to help the economy deal with damage caused by the coronavirus. If the market ends higher, it would mark the first back-to-back gain since a brutal sell-off began last month. The S&P 500 was up more than 2% in early afternoon trading after drifting up and down through the morning. Stocks had surged to historic gains a day earlier as a deal neared in Washington on the virus relief package. Investors expect markets to remain volatile until the number of new cases peaks.