It was another day of big swings in the stock market.
The Dow Jones industrial average ended with a gain of 143 points Thursday. On its way there, it surged 260 points shortly after the opening bell, then turned mixed for much of the day. A burst of buying in the last half-hour of trading sent the Dow shooting higher again.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 143.08 points, or 1.3 percent, to close at 11,153.98.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 9.34 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,160.40.
The Nasdaq composite index lost 10.82 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,480.76.
For the week to date:
The Dow is up 382.50 points, or 3.6 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 23.97, or 2.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 2.47, or 0.1 percent.
For the year to date:
The Dow is down 423.53, or 3.7 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 97.24, or 7.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 172.11, or 6.5 percent.