Stocks Finish Mixed on Data, Oil

A key inflation gauge rose modestly, easing interest-rate fears, while crude futures climbed near $64

Major indexes finished mixed Thursday, as a rally in oil prices tarnished the luster of friendly economic data and falling Treasury yields. Some activity was probably linked to the quarterly expiration of futures and options Friday, which might explain a jump in Nasdaq volume, says Standard & Poor's MarketScope.

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