NEW YORK (AP) _ The Dow industrials lurched higher today as the stock market made a bid to recover from Tuesday's nearly 300-point plunge that shook world financial centers. At 1 p.m. EDT the Dow Jones industrial average was up 61.02 at 8,548.33, having criss-crossed the plus-minus line more than once during the day.

Overall, decliners outnumbered advancers by 1,509-1,372. Volume shortly after 1 p.m. was 468,018,410. The S&P 500 index was up 10.80 at 1,082.92, the Amex Market Value Index was down 1.43 at 677.33, and the Nasdaq composite index was up 5.53 at 1,791.17 just before 1:30 p.m.