How the Dow Jones industrial average did on Friday

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Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:36 PM

The Dow Jones industrial average fizzled Friday at the end of a holiday-shortened trading day, but still logged its eighth straight week of gains.

Stocks have surged this year as the economy maintains a slow but steady recovery and corporations keep earnings growing. Demand for stocks also has been bolstered by Federal Reserve policies that have held down interest rates, making bonds less attractive investments than stocks.

Friday:

The Dow fell 10.92 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,086.41.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped 1.42 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,805.81.

The Nasdaq composite rose 15.14 points, 0.4 percent, to 4,059.89.

For the week:

The Dow is up 21.64 points, or 0.1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 1.05 points, or 0.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 68.24 points, or 1.7 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 2,982.27 points, or 22.8 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 379.62 points, or 26.6 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 1,040.38 points, or 34.5 percent.