Wall Street closes sharply higher

US stocks rebound after last week's sell-off, as investors largely take Crimea's secession vote, EU sanctions in their stride.

United Stocks closed sharply higher, rebounding after last week's sell-off, as investors took Crimea's widely expected vote to secede from Ukraine in stride.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 181.55 points, or 1.13%, to 16,247.22.

The S&P 500 advanced 17.70 points, or 0.96%, to 1,858.83, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index gained 34.55 points, or 0.81%, to 4,279.95.

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