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A lack of economic data reports next week will leave investors parsing the words of various Fed members for clues as to what direction the central bank is leaning with regard to scaling back easy money.
U.S. stocks rallied on Friday after a stronger-than-anticipated monthly jobs report, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average both snapping a five-session losing streak.
A federal judge Friday rejected a last-ditch effort by consumers and travel agents to stop American Airlines and US Airways from merging next week.
U.S. consumer credit rose in October at its fastest pace in five months, a positive sign for consumer spending in the fourth quarter.
Shares of Google Inc. rose 1% Friday to an all-time high.
U.S. consumer credit growth accelerated in October, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.
Oil futures posted a modest gain for the session on Friday and scored a gain of more than 5% for the week, finding support as recent U.S economic data, including the monthly jobs report, fueled expectations for higher energy demand.
Shares of InterOil Corp. declined 38% Friday after news France's Total SA had agreed to buy a 61.3% stake in InterOil's Papua New Guinea natural-gas fields, a deal worth up to $3.6 billion.
The price of bitcoin fell over 24% from its daily high on Friday after Chinese Internet company Baidu said it would stop accepting the digital currency for service payments, according to news reports.
Railroad stocks are accelerating on Wall Street after a better-than-expected jobs report.
Economists expect consumer credit to increase by about $14.6 billion in October, up from $13.7 billion in September.
Gold futures settled a bit lower on Friday to tally a loss of 1.7% for the week.
Chicago Fed chief Charles Evans said Friday he was "open-minded" to the idea of reducing central bank's bond buying program this month, but wants to see a stronger labor market first.
The oil market is on the cusp of a new cycle, Goldman Sachs said Friday, with U.S. demand growing at a faster pace than in emerging economies for the first time in a decade.
On the heels of strong November vehicle sales and positive economic data, General Motors has topped $40 for the first time since being rescued by the U.S. government and then re-listing in Nov. 2010.
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide on a key software industry issue of which kinds of computer-related software are eligible for patent protection.
Charles Evans, the president of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, said Friday he would like to see a few more job reports with similar gains as November for assurance that the improvement seen in the data was sustainable.
When soccer teams battle for the World Cup in Brazil next year, another fight for global supremacy will be played out on the pitches - between Adidas and Nike.
Pandora Media Inc. took a hit Friday, falling by 80 cents a share, or 2.8%, to $28.56 following a report that Spotify AB is planning a new, free streaming music service for mobile devices.
New documents show the Obama administration was aware the SHOP insurance exchange needed to be delayed as early as August, but waited until Nov. 27 to announce the news.