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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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