Agence France-PresseApril 17, 2014 17:49
US stocks Thursday finished a holiday-shortened week mostly higher following a plethora of earnings reports that generally met or exceeded expectations.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 16.31 points (0.10 percent) to 16,408.54.
The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 2.54 (0.14 percent) to 1,864.85, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 9.29 (0.23 percent) to 4,095.52.
Major earnings reports came from a broad of range of companies across finance, consumer goods, industrials and other segments of the economy.