Dow finishes wild week on an up note

(AP) - The wildest week in Wall Street's history isending on an up note.A rebound in retail sales in July helped the stock market pushhigher

NEW YORK - (AP) - The wildest week in Wall Street's history isending on an up note.

A rebound in retail sales in July helped the stock market pushhigher Friday. The week has been marked by seesaw trading. The DowJones industrial average rose or fell by more than 400 points eachof the first four days of the week as investors reacted to concernsabout the global economy and Europe's debt problems.

The Dow is finishing with a gain of 125 points, or 1.1 percent,to 11,269. The S&P 500 is up 6, or 0.5 percent, to 1,279. TheNasdaq is up 15, or 0.6 percent, to 2,508.

Two shares rose for every one that fell on the New York StockExchange. Volume was an above average 4.9 billion shares.

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