Shares of some top credit card companies were mixed at the close of trading: American Express Co. fell $.27 or .3 percent, to $92.90.
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes, training of Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels.
Flipping the script on a Republican rival, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday criticized Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as "an isolationist" as the GOP's intra-party feud over President Obama's new Cuba policy intensified. The charge was unusual for the libertarian-minded Paul, often cast as an isolationist himself. On Friday, however, Paul made the case for opening up trade and engagement with communist Cuba.
A final revision of third-quarter GDP and housing data will highlight next week’s economic calendar
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has signed a bill into law shielding the names of companies that provide the state with lethal injection drugs.
Bean bag chairs that can trap kids are among this week's recalled consumer products.
News Corp said Friday it had acquired BigDecisions.com in India for undisclosed terms.
Walgreen Co. said on Friday that it plans to withdraw its stock from listing on the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Stock Exchange following the completion of the previously-announced reorganization of the drugstore chain into a holding-company structure following the completion of the merger with Alliance Boots.
The Pentagon will allow some 120 officers forced into retirement to leave with full benefits, an about-face from a previous policy that would have seen them retire at their highest enlisted rank if they spent fewer than eight years as an officer.
A Russian investment fund called the Marshall Capital Fund was among a group of 24 individuals and entities sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury over the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
BlackBerry is working with Boeing on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday.