The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Wednesday at 136.20, up 4.44 percent from Tuesday. Declining issues beat advancers 71 to 29, and 140 issues were unchanged. Life Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: LIFE) was the top dollar gainer, up $2.13 to $64.44. HomeFed Corporation (OTC: HOFD) was the top dollar loser, down $2 to $28. For the complete, updated San Diego Stock Exchange Index visit sddt.com/stocks.