In choppy trade investors continued to monitor developments in talks over a stimulus package. Shares in Intel lost 10% after reporting a drop in margins. And shares in American Express fell 3.6% after third-quarter profit missed estimates.
The Dow Jones index fell by 28 points or 0.1%. But the S&P500 index gained 0.3% and the Nasdaq index was up by 42 points or 0.4%. Over the week, the Dow Jones fell 0.9%; the S&P 500 lost 0.5%; and the Nasdaq lost 1.1%.