The Dow jumped 267 points to 11808 as McDonald's and several other large companies reported impressive quarterly earnings
The Dow gained 37 points to end at 11541 after moving between gains and losses for most of the day. The S&P rose 5 points to 1215, but the Nasdaq dropped 5 points to end at 2598.
Tech stocks were felled by a rare earnings miss at Apple, Inc. The Dow fell 72 points to 11504 after trading high for most of the day, as Apple's poor earnings results helped drag down tech stocks.
Tech stocks moved broadly lower in midday trading after Apple earnings come in below expectations. Despite gloom over tech stocks, Intel breaks out after strong earnings growth.
The Dow rose 180 points to 11577 during another day of wild swings for the stock market
Stocks had their worst drop in two weeks after German leaders cast doubt on how fast the debt deal process would be. The Dow dropped 247 points to close at 11397.
The Dow rose 166 points Friday, to close at 11644, turning positive for 2011. Meanwhile, the S&P had its best week in more than two years.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 40 points to close at 11478, but an afternoon rally in technology stocks trimmed some of the market's losses.
The Dow rose 102 points to close at 11518 after hitting its lowest point of the year last week