NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks again ticked higher Thursday as the continuing rebound in oil prices gave energy companies a lift. The gains were modest, however, as investors have been avoiding big moves. The dollar weakened further, and compared to the yen it's at its lowest in almost three years.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 23.76 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,597.70.
The Standard & Poor's 500 gathered 4.80 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,187.02.
The Nasdaq composite picked up 11.49 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,240.15.
For the week:
The Dow is up 21.23 points, or 0.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 2.97 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 7.25 points, or 0.1 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,172.67 points, or 6.7 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 143.08 points, or 7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 232.74 points, or 4.6 percent.