How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

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Posted: Jul 09, 2015 5:07 PM

U.S. stocks closed slightly higher after the Chinese stock market rose. Worries that China's market rout would damage the world's second-biggest economy helped push stocks sharply lower a day earlier.

Investors were also speculating that last-ditch talks between Greece and its creditors would produce a deal to prevent a Greek debt default.

For the day:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 33.20 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,548.62.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 4.63 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,051.31.

The Nasdaq composite climbed 12.64 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,922.40.

For the week:

The Dow is down 181.49 points, or 1 percent.

The S&P 500 index is down 25.47 points, or 1.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 86.82 points, or 1.7 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is down 274.45 points, or 1.5 percent.

The S&P 500 index is down 7.59 points, or 0.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 186.34 points, or 3.9 percent.