The Dow Jones industrial average rose Wednesday as encouraging news about the U.S. job market trumped rising oil prices and worrying developments in Europe's simmering debt crisis. The stock market closed at 1 p.m. ahead of the July 4th holiday Thursday. Regular trading resumes Friday.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 56.14 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,988.55.
The Standard & Poor's 500 gained 1.33 points, or 0.08 percent, to 1,615.41.
The Nasdaq composite index climbed 10.27 points, or 0.3 percent, to 3,433.67.
For the week:
The Dow Jones industrial average is up 78.95 points, or 0.5 percent.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index is up 9.13 points, or 0.6 percent.
The Nasdaq composite index is up 40.42 points, or 1.2 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is up 1,884.41, or 14.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 189.22 points, or 13.3 percent.
The Nasdaq composite is up 424.16 points, or 14.1 percent.