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Treasury prices swung higher Friday after data showed industrial production dropped 0.3% in January.
U.S. manufacturing output unexpectedly fell in January and recorded its biggest drop since 2009 as cold weather disrupted production, the latest indication the economy got off to weak start this year.
Gold rose to three-month highs above $1,300 an ounce on Friday and looked set to post its biggest weekly gain in six months as weak U.S. data raised fears about economic growth, hurting the dollar.
The prices paid for imported goods rose 0.1% in January, led by a strong increase in imports excluding fuel, the Labor Department reported Friday.
Export prices rose in January, while Wall Street expected them to hold steady, while import prices rose 0.1%, higher than the 0.1% fall expected.
Hyatt Hotels Corp reported a 9 percent rise in quarterly revenue due to higher occupancy and room rates across most of its properties.
Piers Morgan has been questioned by Scotland Yard detectives investigating phone hacking at the Mirror Group of newspapers, according to media reports Friday.
Stock futures struggled for direction with the Nasdaq looking for a seventh-straight day of gains with industrial production and consumer sentiment on tap.
U.S. stock-index futures ticked up Friday, extending gains in Europe on the back of stronger-than-expected eurozone data.
Russian hypermarkets chain Lenta, part-owned by U.S. private equity firm TPG , has set a price range for its planned London share market offer, valuing the company at up to $5 billion.
Jos. A. Bank said Friday it will buy the Eddie Bauer clothing brand from a private-equity firm for $825 million as the men's clothing wars heat up.
Gold futures pushed higher in electronic trading Friday, trading at the highest levels since November.
Euro Rebound? Signs the once struggling eurozone economy is picking up steam sent European shares higher on Friday.
European stock markets inched higher at the open on Friday as investors waited for euro-zone growth data, expected
French and German economies grew in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to data released Friday.
Hackers drained an entire bitcoin wallet belonging to Silk Road 2, which was launched in October after the Federal Bureau of Investigation closed down the original Silk Road site, media reports said late Thursday.
Gold futures extended their gains in electronic trading Friday, sitting around their highest levels since November.
The United States will play arch-rivals Mexico in a World Cup warm-up match at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on April 2, US Soccer announced on Thursday.
Hong Kong stocks trimmed earlier gains Friday after China reported a slightly faster-than-expected consumer inflation of 2.5% in January.
China's consumer inflation rate held steady in January, printing slightly above forecasts, while wholesale prices fell at a faster rate than in January.