Dow Ends Week Up 21
S&P 500 little changed, Nasdaq down
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 22, 2016 3:17 PM CDT
Trader Richard Newman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 20, 2016.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – The stock market is closing out a mixed day mostly higher, despite a drop in big technology names, the AP reports. Energy companies notched modest gains Friday as oil and natural gas prices climbed. Banks also rose. Technology giants took some of the biggest losses after several of them turned in disappointing earnings reports. Microsoft slumped 7% and Google parent Alphabet dropped 5%. Other tech companies also fell, including Visa, which declined 2%. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 21 points, or 0.1%, to 18,003. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was little changed at 2,091. The Nasdaq composite fell 39 points, or 0.8%, to 4,906.