The Dow rose 65 points, and consumer staples and health care drove the S&P 500 up more than 6 points
After rising more than 75 points on Tuesday, the Dow dropped 130 points on Wednesday
Dow closes up 54 points, after moving more than 170 points higher. For the week, all three major US indexes fell more than 1 percent.
Dow falls 139 points and S&P drops 0.9 percent. Investors wait for direction from Friday's employment numbers.
Stocks closed out the quarter with the Dow gaining 742 points, its biggest first-quarter point gain in more than a decade and its biggest percentage gain since 1994.
This undated image taken from the Russian social networking website 'Odnoklassniki,' or Classmates, shows a woman journalists have identified as Anna Chapman. Along with 10 others, she was arrested on charges of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the US attorney general.
Organized 'spontaneous' arts events seek to win over a younger crowd.
The FBI report showing plunging rates of violent and property crime is really just another indication of tough economic times. In a nutshell, there's a lot less worth stealing.
South Korean postmen dressed as Santa Claus leave the post office headquarters on motorbikes to deliver Christmas gifts to poor people for their charity campaign in Seoul, South Korea. The campaign involves about 50 postmen.
Black Friday deals in cyberspace won't wait for Friday. Online shoppers can find equally good prices just after midnight Wednesday.