1/9/2014 3:58 PM
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday
The Associated Press
The stock market wavered for a second day Thursday as investors weighed disappointing news from the retail industry against a report that fewer Americans were filing for unemployment benefits.
Investors were looking ahead to Friday's jobs report, as well as the start of corporate earnings season. Retailers were among the hardest hit.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 17.98 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,444.76.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.64 points, or 0.03 percent, to 1,838.13.
The Nasdaq composite fell 9.42 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,156.19.
For the week:
The Dow is down 25.23 points, or 0.2 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 6.76 points, or 0.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 24.29 points, or 0.6 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 131.90 points, or 0.8 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 10.23 points, or 0.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 20.40 points, or 0.5 percent.
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