The Dow Jones industrial average rose Thursday after a survey showed that U.S. manufacturing expanded in February at the fastest pace in almost four years. The report helped offset a survey that showed weakness in Chinese manufacturing.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 92.67 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,133.23.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 11.03 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,839.78.
The Nasdaq composite climbed 29.59 points, or 0.7 percent, to 4,267.55.
For the week:
The Dow is down 21.16 points, or 0.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 1.15 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 23.52 points, or 0.6 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is down 443.43 points, or 2.7 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 8.58 points, or 0.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 90.96 points, or 2.2 percent.
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