Stocks closed mostly lower Friday, giving up some of the gains from a day earlier when the major U.S. indexes closed at record highs.
Mining and chemicals companies fell the most, while energy companies rose along with the price of oil.
Investors were focused on the latest company earnings and new government data showing that retail sales turned sluggish in July and producer prices declined.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 37.05 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 18,576.47.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 1.74 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,184.05.
The Nasdaq added 4.50 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 5,232.89.
For the week:
The Dow is up 32.94 points, or 0.2 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 1.18 points, or 0.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 11.77 points, or 0.2 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,151.44 points, or 6.6 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 140.11 points, or 6.9 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 225.48 points, or 4.5 per cent.