The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is a financial newspaper written for investors, so they inadvertently put a positive spin on market news. As I write this, the Dow is up .38%. That means your $100/share stock from yesterday would cost $100.38 today. 38 cents is basically a rounding error.
I characterize any move in the indices of less than .5% just noise. Of course, “just noise” would describe most daily market moves, and then financial reporters would have a lot less to do.