U.S. stocks ended mostly higher after recovering from an early plunge as investors drew some encouragement from new data on the labor market and the latest batch of corporate earnings. Energy stocks surged as crude oil prices turned higher.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 24.50 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,117.24.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 0.27 points, or 0.01 percent, to 1,862.76.
The Nasdaq composite gained 2.07 points, or 0.05 percent, to 4,217.39.
For the week:
The Dow Jones industrial average is down 426.86 points, or 2.6 percent.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index is down 43.37 points, or 2.3 percent.
The Nasdaq composite is down 58.85 points, or 1.4 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 459.42 points, or 2.8 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 14.40 points, or 0.8 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 40.80 points, or about 1 percent.