NEW YORK - Stocks held onto small gains Friday, enough to mark the latest record high closes for major indexes, and the market notched another weekly increase. <br />
The Standard & Poor's 500 ended the week up 1.4 percent and has risen five out of the last six weeks. The S&P rose three points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 1,962 Friday.<br />
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 25 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,947.<br />
The Nasdaq rose eight points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,368.<br />
The Dow and S&P 500 are at record highs. The Nasdaq is still well below its dot-com era peak of just over 5,000 points.
A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, released Wednesday a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to the White House.