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Shares of some top telecom companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: AT&T Inc. rose $.23 or .7 percent, to $33.87.
Shares of some top leisure companies are up at 10 a.m.: Carnival rose $.12 or .3 percent, to $34.81.
Consumer sentiment in October rose to a reading of 86.4 from 84.6 in September, according to reports out Friday, marking the highest level since July 2007.
Consumer sentiment rose to the highest level in more than seven years, boosted by views on personal finances and the national economy.
A new lottery game that features more but smaller jackpots will start this weekend in some U.S. states.
A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state dropped 5 cents from the end of September to $3.27 per gallon.
A new survey suggests slower economic growth ahead in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West.
State lawmakers passed legislation Thursday that could allow legal sports betting in New Jersey to move forward.
Credit Suisse appointed two new investment banking bosses on Friday and promoted them to its top ranks, a move likely to raise fresh questions over its appetite to scale back a unit hit by volatility and lackluster profits.
Eagle Materials is moving further into the energy sector by buying a company that sells an ingredient crucial to the hydraulic fracturing techniques now widely used to extract oil and natural gas.
Ohio's unemployment rate fell slightly last month after holding steady for two months in a row, according to state numbers released Friday.
Honeywell International Inc, a maker of aircraft cockpit parts and other electronic equipment, reported an 18 percent jump in third-quarter profit and raised the low end of its full-year forecast range for profit and revenue.
The Austin City Council has cleared the way for online-based ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber to begin operating in 30 days.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the growth of income and wealth inequality "greatly" concerns her, suggesting in a detailed speech on the politically charged issue that Americans should ask whether it was compatible with U.S. values.
The U.S. dollar rose against its rivals Friday after the U.S. Commerce Department reported a 6.3% rise in new-home construction in September after a sizable drop in August.
Brent crude oil rose more than a dollar to around $87 a barrel on Friday, bouncing from near four-year lows as investors bought back into a market they said was oversold, and as fighting in Iraq increased political risk.
Urban Outfitters Inc. was cut to neutral from buy by Janney Capital analyst Adrienne Yih-Tennant on Friday after the retailer noted that a decline in third-quarter sales it first reported in early September has continued.
More than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont went on strike Friday, hours after a failed attempt to re-engage the company in negotiations.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a century.
Housing starts and permits rose in September, a signal the market's modest recovery is support apparent growing strength in the broader economy.