The statue of former US President George Washington stands at the Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street across from the New York Stock Exchange on October 16, 2014. Wall Street stocks finished little changed Thursday following another rocky trading session, as the market weighed better US economic data against fears over global growth. US stocks appeared headed for another dismal performance early in the day as fears over the European economy took hold. But investors took heart from a 1.0 percent gain in US industrial production in September and a drop in weekly jobless claims to a 14-year low.     AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)