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How the major US stock indices performed on Thursday

The major indices closed on Wall Street Thursday after another troubled day of trading.

The S&P 500 closed a little higher after wagging between gains and losses for most of the day. Although most of the stocks in the S&P 500 fell, the benchmark index rose largely thanks to gains from several large tech companies like Microsoft.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell and the Nasdaq rose while small business stocks lost ground. The prices of crude oil and other raw materials largely fell.

On Thursday:

The S&P 500 rose 5.53 points, or 0.1%, to 4,405.80.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 66.57 points, or 0.2%, to 34,894.12 points.

The Nasdaq rose 15.87 points, or 0.1%, to 14,541.79.

The Russell 2000 Smaller Business Index fell 26.36 points, or 1.2%, to 2,132.42 points.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is down 62.60 points, or 1.4%.

The Dow is down 621.26 points, or 1.7%.

The Nasdaq lost 281.11 points, or 1.9%.

The Russell 2000 is down 90.69 points, or 4.1%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 649.73 points, or 17.3%.

The Dow is up 4,287.64 points, or 14%.

The Nasdaq was up 1,653.51 points, or 12.8%.

The Russell 2000 is up 157.57 points, or 8%.

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