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Closing Bell: Oil-Drilling Activity Rises; Dow Extends Record-Breaking Streak in Final Minutes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average extended its record-breaking streak on Friday in a nail-biting end to the day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average extended its record-breaking streak on Friday in a nail-biting end to the day. The blue-chip index turned positive with just seconds to go after spending most of the day sharply lower. Crude oil prices declined on this afternoon after a weekly reading on oil-drilling activity showed an increase. The number of rigs rose by 5 to 602, according to Baker Hughes data. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) - Get Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) Report slumped after the tech company cut its full-year earnings guidance. The adjustment was tied to significant headwinds from foreign exchange, higher commodity pricing, and near-term execution issues. Foot Locker (FL) - Get Foot Locker, Inc. Report climbed following a better-than-expected fourth quarter. The shoe retailer reported same-store sales growth of 5%, higher than an estimated increase. 

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