How the Dow Jones industrial average finished Thursday

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Posted: Dec 15, 2016 5:01 PM

A surge in banks and other financial stocks that stand to benefit from higher interest rates pushed indexes to the edge of record highs Thursday.

On Thursday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 59.71 points, or 0.3 percent, to 19,852.24.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 8.75 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,262.03.

The Nasdaq composite gained 20.18 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,456.85.

For the week:

The Dow is up 95.39 points, or 0.5 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 2.50 points, or 0.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 12.36 points, or 0.2 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 2,427.21 points, or 13.9 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 218.09 points, or 10.7 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 449.44 points, or 9 percent.