The stock market eked out a small gain Friday but still ended the week lower after several days of losses, the AP reports. Energy companies rose along with the price of crude oil. ConocoPhillips gained 1.7%. Banks and industrial companies also ended higher. PNC Financial rose 1.4% and farming equipment maker Deere & Co. rose 2.7%. Tiffany lost 5% after a weak sales report and disappointing forecast.
The S&P 500 rose 4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,751. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 72 points, or 0.3%, to 24,946. The Nasdaq composite edged up a fraction of a point to 7,481. Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.84%.
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