Dow industrials back in the black for 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average regained its footing in positive territory for the year in early trade on Tuesday, as the stock market attempted to recover from a technology-fueled selloff on Monday. The Dow was up about 150 points at its higg, or 0.6%, powered by gains in the usual suspects: Boeing Co. 3M Co. and Caterpillar Inc. –among the blue-chip gauge‘s most influential components. A rally in those shares helped the stock gauge climb 0.2% so far this year, after falling firmly in the red after the previous session‘s downturn. On Monday, the broader market was rattled by concerns over how Facebook Inc. [s:FB] managed user information, which resulted in the social network‘s shares suffering the worst one-day decline in about four years. Elsewhere, the S&P 500 index was up 0.3% at 2,721, while the tech-centric Nasdaq Composite Index advanced by 0.4% at 7,369. The S&P 500 was holding onto a year-to-date return of 1.8%, while the Nasdaq was up 6.8% for the first three months of 2018.