Good news on U.S. retail sales lifted the stock market Thursday, although worries about the latest plunge in oil prices kept the gains in check.
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The Dow Jones industrial average rose 63.19 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,596.34.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 9.19 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,035.33.
The Nasdaq composite added 24.14 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,708.16
For the week:
The Dow is down 362.45 points, or 2 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 40.04 points, or 1.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 72.59 points, or 1.5 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,019.68 points, or 6.2 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 186.97 points, or 10.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 531.57 points, or 12.7 percent.