NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wavered Thursday and finished barely higher as an interest rate cut by the Bank of England, a move intended to shore up the British economy, wasn't enough to get investors out of their recent cautious mode.
The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 2.95 points to 18,352.05.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 0.46 points to 2,164.25.
The Nasdaq composite gained 6.51 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,166.25.
For the week:
The Dow is down 80.19 points, or 0.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 9.35 points, or 0.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 4.11 points, or 0.1 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 927.02 points, or 5.3 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 120.31 points, or 5.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 158.84 points, or 3.2 percent.