Summary Box: Market ends big week on a quiet note

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Posted: Dec 02, 2011 5:44 PM
Summary Box: Market ends big week on a quiet note

BIG WEEK: The S&P 500 index ended the week up 7.4 percent, its best week since March 2009.

QUIET FINISH: Stock indexes ended nearly unchanged Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq composite index each moved less than a point.

EUROPE: Tough talk from German Chancellor Angela Merkel encouraged investors. Merkel made a speech pushing for tighter rules on government spending.