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
The Dow slid 16 points to close at 11416 on a quiet day of trading. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 rose slightly.
Oil prices rebound on positive moves from Europe after dipping to 12-month lows. Lower oil prices had caused US gasoline prices to drop 27 cents in a month.
A three-day rally on the stock market faded Friday after a mixed jobs report and credit-rating cuts for Italy and Spain. The Dow dropped 20 points to end the day at 11103.
The Dow rose 131 points to close at 10939 as officials made moves to support Europe's struggling banks
Stocks recovered Tuesday after tumbling early. The Dow gained 153 points, erasing a 200-point deficit to close at 10808. Stocks jumped on reports that European officials were working on a joint effort to prop up the region's struggling banks.
The latest setback in Greece's financial crisis sent bumped the Standard and Poor's 500 index 32 points to 1099, its lowest level of the year. The Dow fell 258 points to 10655.
Stock market woes continue as Greece admits it won't meet deficit targets. European stocks fall, along with US stock market futures.