U.S. stocks moved slightly higher Thursday after investors were encouraged by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus to the region's economy, if needed.
For the day:
The Dow rose 23.38 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,374.76.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 2.27 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,951.13.
The Nasdaq composite fell 16.48 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,733.50.
For the week:
The Dow is down 268.25 points, or 1.6 percent.
The S&P 500 has lost 37.74 points, or 1.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 94.83 points, or 2 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 1,448.31 points, or 8.1 percent.
The S&P 500 index is down 107.77 points, or 5.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 2.56 points, or 0.1 percent.