NEW YORK (April 4, 2013)--Stocks ended the day higher Thursday as the Dow Jones industrial average regains half of what it lost the day before.
The Dow rose 55 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 14,606 Thursday after falling 111 points the day before on weak economic reports.
The Standard & Poor's 500 rose six points, or 0.4 percent, to end the day at 1,559.
The Nasdaq rose six, 0.2 percent, to close at 3,224.
U.S.-listed shares of Japanese companies rose after Japan's central bank announced aggressive stimulus measures to revive the economy from a two-decade slump.
Best Buy soared 16 percent after announcing a plan to put kiosks for the Korean electronics giant Samsung in its stores.
Three stocks rose for every two that fell on the New York Stock Exchange where volume was lighter than usual at 3.2 billion shares.