OIL HOLDS STEADY: Stocks rose Friday as oil prices stabilized. Oil settled at $97.88, down from a high of $103 Thursday but still up 13 percent over the last week.
THE INDEXES: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 62 to 12,130. It was the first rise for the Dow after three days of losses. The S&P 500 rose 14 to 1,320. The Nasdaq composite rose 43 percent to 2,781.
DOWN WEEK: All three indexes are still down for the week, largely a result of the fighting in Libya.