Summary Box: Dow ends wild week with day of gains

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Posted: Aug 12, 2011 5:54 PM
Summary Box: Dow ends wild week with day of gains

WILD WEEK: Friday capped a week when the Dow Jones industrial average had four 400-point swings in a row for the first time in its 115-year history.

UP NOTE: A rebound in retail sales in July pushed the stock market higher Friday as traders looked past a Reuters/University of Michigan survey that found that consumers were pessimistic about their own finances and the economy.

THE INDEXES: The Dow finished with a gain of 125.71 points, or 1.1 percent, to 11,269.02. The S&P 500 rose 0.5 percent to 1,178.81. The Nasdaq gained 0.6 percent to 2,507.98. Each index finished the week down 1 percent or more.