The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 46.1 points, 0.4%, at 12,984.8 after sinking by about 56 points earlier in the session. The S&P 500 was up 5.8 points, or 0.4%, at 1363.5. The Nasdaq finished higher by 23.8 points, or 0.8%, at 2957.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks closed up Thursday as data showed surprising resilience in German business confidence and further stabilization in U.S. jobless claims.
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