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How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday

May 22, 2014

The Associated Press



Stocks finished higher Thursday, extending their modest gains from the day before.

Investors drew encouragement from reports on Chinese manufacturing and the U.S. economy, as well as improving earnings from several U.S. retailers. Trading was lighter than usual as traders looked ahead to the Memorial Day weekend.

On Thursday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 10.02 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 16,543.08.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 4.46 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,892.49.

The Nasdaq composite added 22.80 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,154.34.

For the week:

The Dow Jones industrial average is up 51.77 points, or 0.3 percent.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index is up 14.63 points, or 0.8 percent.

The Nasdaq composite is up 63.75 points, or 1.6 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is down 33.58 points, or 0.2 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 44.13 points, or 2.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 22.25 points, or 0.5 percent.


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Source: Associated Press


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