The major averages sputtered on Friday but still put in a good week.
On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 22.07 points, or 0.2%, to 9605.41, while the
slipped 1.41 points, or 0.1%, to 1042.73. The
edged down 3.12 points, or 0.2%, to 2080.90.
For the week, though, the Dow rose 1.7%, the S&P advanced 2.6%, and the Nasdaq gained 3%.
The market didn't get a lift from a greater-than-expected increase in the University of Michigan consumer confidence index. It rose to 70.2 in September from 65.
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