The Nasdaq crossed 6,000 on Tuesday for the first time ever.
Better-than-expected earnings from PayPal drove the Nasdaq to new records, while a slump in crude oil kneecaps any big gains for the rest of the market.
Facebook released a detailed report about global government requests for user data
Economic data does little to move gold Thursday as the metal looks to snap back from a 3-day slide.
Gold prices have moved from near steady levels seen in earlier trading to modestly higher in late-morning trading Thursday.