Investors this week are set to closely monitor developments in Washington, D.C., as lawmakers race to pass legislation to avoid a government shutdown by the end of the month and debate raising the debt ceiling. Elsewhere, economic data on consumer confidence is also due for release.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended slightly higher on Friday after a volatile week as gains in growth names like Facebook offset a dive by Nike after the athletic wear company delivered a downbeat sales forecast.
The Dow and S&P 500 edged higher on Friday and ended a turbulent week with slight increases, helped by gains in Tesla and Facebook that offset a tumble by Nike. Athletic wear company Nike's shares fell 6.3% and were the biggest drag on the Dow and the S&P 500 after it delivered a downbeat sales forecast and warned of delays during the holiday shopping season, blaming a supply chain crunch.