Stocks rose on Thursday, with the Nasdaq turning positive for the year, as a batch of less dire than expected economic data fed optimism the economy's worst days were behind it.
Final Q4 GDP, weekly jobless claims data roughly in line.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 174.75 points, or 2.25 percent, to 7,924.56. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 18.93 points, or 2.33 percent, to 832.81. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 58.05 points, or 3.80 percent, to 1,587.00.
(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos)