Wall Street’s Crazy Week Ends Well

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the closing bell on August 11, 2011. US stocks made another dramatic comeback after a stunning fall on Thursday, in another day of extreme volatility in markets around the world. The Dow Jones Industrial Average battled back from Wednesday's 520-point loss with a 3.94 percent gain, adding 422.84 points to close at 11,142.78. The broader S&P 500 rebounded 4.63 percent, up 51.87 points to 1,172.63, while the Nasdaq gained 111.63 points, or 4.69 percent, to 2,492.68. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: STAN HONDA/2011 AFP

The New York Post may have put it crudely, but they had the right idea: Wall Street was all over the place this week. After four straight days of fluctuations more than 400 points in either direction, the Dow Jones closed up 125 points on Friday at 11,269, making for two days in a row with gains and just a 1.5 percent drop on the week overall. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both finished relatively strong as well. In Post-speak, the hooker is currently clothed. [CNN]