The Nasdaq Composite was the only major index to close higher for the week, finishing up 1.1%.
On Friday, the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
closed down 34.01 points, or 0.4%, at 8438.39, while the
was lower by 1.36 points, or 0.2%, at 918.90. The Nasdaq Composite, however, gained 8.68, or 0.5%, to 1838.22.
On the week, the Dow finished down 1.3%, and the S&P 500 was off by 0.1%.
It was a week of mixed economic data, one that also saw
Chariman Ben Bernanke
Bank of America
-Merrill Lynch merger.
The second quarter ends Tuesday, and many companies have entered their quarterly "quiet periods" before financial results are released.
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