How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

U.S. stocks closed slightly higher after the Chinese stock market rose. Worries that China's market rout would damage the world's second-biggest economy helped push stocks sharply lower a day earlier.

Investors were also speculating that last-ditch talks between Greece and its creditors would produce a deal to prevent a Greek debt default.

For the day:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 33.20 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,548.62.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 4.63 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,051.31.

The Nasdaq composite climbed 12.64 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,922.40.

For the week:

The Dow is down 181.49 points, or 1 percent.

The S&P 500 index is down 25.47 points, or 1.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 86.82 points, or 1.7 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is down 274.45 points, or 1.5 percent.

The S&P 500 index is down 7.59 points, or 0.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 186.34 points, or 3.9 percent.