NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrial average broke a six-day losing streak Thursday, finishing the day 19.98 points higher at 12,855.04 after rising almost 100 points earlier in the session. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 3.41 points to close at 1,357.99, and the Nasdaq composite index fell 1.07 points to 2,933.64.
Before Thursday, the Dow had fallen six days in a row, its longest losing streak since August.
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