Stocks closed mostly unchanged on Thursday, as an earlier rally in oil prices faded and investors waited for the release of a closely watched jobs report on Friday.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 9.45 points, or 0.05 percent, to 17,660.71.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed down 0.49 of a point, or 0.02 percent, to 2,050.63.
The Nasdaq composite index lost 8.55 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,717.09.
For the week:
The Dow is down 112.93 points, or 0.6 percent.
The S&P 500 index is down 14.67 points, or 0.7 percent.
The Nasdaq composite is down 58.26 points, or 1.2 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 235.68 points, or 1.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 6.69 points, or 0.3 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 290.32 points, or 5.8 percent.