NEW YORK — After barreling through a record the day before, the Dow Jones industrial average meandered higher on Wednesday. An encouraging job-market report helped nudge the stock market up and pushed bond prices lower.
The Dow edged up 42.47 points, or 0.3 percent, to close at 14,296.24.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 1.67 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,541.46.
The Nasdaq fell 1.77, less than 0.1 percent, to 3,222.36.
For the week:
The Dow is up 206.58, or 1.5 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 23.26, or 1.5 percent.
The Nasdaq composite is up 52.63, or 1.6 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,192.10 or 9.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 115.27, or 8.1 percent.
The Nasdaq composite is up 202.85, or 6.7 percent.