Stocks finished mostly higher Friday at the end of a quiet, holiday-shortened week of trading. Telecommunications and financial stocks rose, while oil prices slumped, dragging down energy stocks.
The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 14.90 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,798.49.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index picked up 1.24 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,090.11.
The Nasdaq composite index added 11.38 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,127.52.
For the week:
The Dow retreated 25.32 points, or 0.1 percent.
The S&P inched up 0.94 points, or less than 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq rose 22.61 points, or 0.4 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 24.58 points, or 0.1 percent.
The S&P is up 31.21 points, or 1.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 391.47 points, or 8.3 percent.