Stocks closed mostly lower Thursday, led by declines in the energy sector as the price of oil resumed a long-term slide. Exxon Mobil and Chevron were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average
The Dow lost 117.16 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 17,959.03.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 10.23 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,089.27.
The Nasdaq composite rose 9.55 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 4,992.38.
For the week:
The Dow is up 209.72 points, or 1.2 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 35.87 points, or 1.8 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 120.62 points, or 2.5 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 135.96 points, or 0.8 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 30.37 points, or 1.5 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 256.32 points, or 5.4 per cent.