US stocks sold off on Friday despite stronger-than-expected retail sales data. S&P 500 and Dow industrials posted their third consecutive weekly declines.
U.S. stocks ended lower Friday, barely clinging to monthly gains, as disappointing economic data and corporate earnings raised doubts about the strength of the U.S. economy.
U.S. stocks edged up on Friday, gaining for a second week in a row, but the tech-heavy Nasdaq bucked the trend as bellwether tech stocks lagged.
U.S. stocks closed out a healthy week of gains in negative territory Friday as a retreat in crude-oil prices weighed on energy shares.