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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Thursday

Signs that the Federal Reserve would keep interest rates low for several more months pushed stocks broadly higher on Thursday, adding to what has been a near eight-day rally. Energy stocks advanced with the price of oil.

On Thursday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 138.46 points, or 0.8 per cent, to close at 17,050.75.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 17.60 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 2,013.43.

The Nasdaq composite rose 19.64 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 4,810.79.

For the week:

The Dow is up 578.38 points, or 3.5 per cent.

The S&P 500 index is up 62.07 points, or 3.2 per cent.

The Nasdaq is up 103.01 points, or 2.2 per cent.

For the year:

The Dow is down 772.32 points, or 4.3 per cent.

The S&P 500 index is down 45.47 points, or 2.2 per cent.

The Nasdaq is up 74.73 points, or 1.6 per cent.