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U.S. stocks on Friday closed roughly where they started the session, with the S&P 500 inching lower by 0.73 point to 2,058.17, according to early FactSet data.
Stocks ended the day mixed on the first day of trading in the New Year.
U.S. stocks erased losses in the last half-hour of trading on Friday, though the main indexes stayed on track for weekly losses.
Emergency officials in North Dakota's top oil-producing county have begun the new year battling a blaze at a crude storage facility and monitoring a well blowout that spewed several hundred barrels of crude before being contained early Friday.
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Though a relatively light number of reports fill the economic data calendar next week, economists will be looking to minutes from the last FOMC meeting to provide clues on when interest rate hikes will begin, and focus on the all-important December jobs report Friday.
For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Rite Aid Corp. (RAD), up 10 cents to $7.62 The drugstore operator reported a 5.3 percent increase in December same-store-sales, which is a key performance indicator.
U.S. stocks are starting off the New Year with mixed results.
Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Oil futures ended lower Friday, building on a sharp 2014 slide as traders weighed a surging U.S. dollar and a global supply glut.
The Obama administration has slapped new sanctions on the government of North Korea following the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment .
More than 200,000 ceramic tealight wax warmer sets are being recalled because they pose a potential fire and burn hazard.
The White House announced Friday President Barack Obama authorized an additional round of sanctions against North Korea as the United States' first response to the cyber attack on Sony Pictures last year.
Gold futures ended slightly higher on Friday, with the February contract rising $2.10, or 0.2%, to close at $1,186.20 an ounce.
The United States imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday in its first public act of retribution for a crippling cyberattack against Sony.
President Barack Obama has ordered sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Shares of some top oil companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: BP PLC fell $.00 or percent, to $38.12.
Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Allergan rose $.32 or .2 percent, to $212.91.
Shares of some top media companies are down at 1 p.m.: Comcast Corp. fell $1.00 or 1.7 percent, to $57.01.