US Stocks Mixed

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes were mixed in Friday's trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated three-tenths of a percent to end at 12,681. The S&P 500 rose one-tenth of a percent to 1,345 and the NASDAQ gained nine-tenths of a percent to hit 2,859.

European stock markets were higher at the close of trading. London's Financial Times 100 index moved up six-tenths of a percent to finish at 5,935. The CAC-40 index in Paris advanced seven-tenths of a percent to end at 3,843 and the DAX index in Frankfurt rose half a percent to hit 7,326.

Earlier in Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei index gained 1.2 percent , to close at 10,132. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 2.1 percent , to end the day's trading at 22,445.

The price of gold rose nearly $11 to trade at $1,601.54 an ounce.

The dollar was higher against the yen and the euro.