Markets End the Day Mostly Unchanged
Dow Jones up 18
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 14, 2016 3:18 PM CDT
Trader Mark Muller works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 11, 2016.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – US stocks ended up more or less where they started after a brief midday rally faded. Airlines rose Thursday. Delta Air Lines climbed 1% after its results came in ahead of expectations, thanks partly to lower fuel costs. Progressive sank 3% after reporting earnings that came in below analysts' estimates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 18 points, or 0.1%, to 17,926. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up less than a point to 2,082. The Nasdaq composite slipped a point to 4,945.