JAPAN EARTHQUAKE: Stocks finished a down week with modest gains Friday as investors gauged the fallout from a massive earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan and triggered tsunami waves from Asia to California.
OIL DIPS: The prospect of falling oil demand from Japan sent crude oil prices down to $101 a barrel. Industrial and materials companies rose on expectations that they will benefit from Japan's rebuilding efforts.
THE INDEXES: The Dow gained 59.79 points to 12,044.40. The S&P 500 gained 9.17 to 1,304.28. The Nasdaq composite gained 14.59 to 2,715.61.