How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday



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Stocks mostly rose Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people who filed for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in three months. The gains were enough to give the Standard & Poor's 500 index its third all-time high this week.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61.71 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,421.89.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 3.22 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,877.03.

The Nasdaq composite lost 5.85 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,352.13.

For the week:

The Dow is up 100.18 points, or 0.6 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 17.58 points, or 1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 44.01 points, or 1 percent.

For the year so far:

The Dow is down 154.77 points, or 1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 28.67 points, or 1.6 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 175.54 points, or 4.2 percent.

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