The Dow Jones industrial average ended its longest losing streak of the year on Thursday. The index got a lift after encouraging economic reports from China and Europe boosted the outlook for global growth. The Dow had fallen for six straight days. A technical glitch halted trading on the Nasdaq for most of the afternoon.
The Dow rose 66.19 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,963.74.
The S&P 500 gained 14.16 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,656.96.
The Nasdaq composite climbed 38.92 points, or 1.1 percent, to 3,638.71.
For the week:
The Dow is down 117.73 points, or 0.8 percent.
The S&P is up 1.13 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 35.93 points, or 1 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,859.60 points, or 14.2 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 230.77 points, or 16.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 619.20 points, or 20.5 percent.