U.S. stocks turned higher Friday as leaders from the Group of Seven (G-7) nations met in Quebec to discuss trade and other topics.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 75.12 points to 25,316.53. The S&P 500 rose 8.66 points to 2,779.03. The Nasdaq Composite added 10.44 points to 7,645.51.
Stocks were modestly lower earlier in the session after President Trump squared off against some of his allies ahead of the meeting.
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Trade was expected to be a major topic of conversation at the meeting of world leaders, but hopes of a productive gathering have dimmed following tweets by both Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Macron suggested that a six-member agreement could be reached -- without the U.S. -- while Trump suggested both Canada and the EU are using unfair trading practices.
Meanwhile, late Thursday the White House announced that Trump would leave the G-7 before it ends to travel to Singapore for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
In company news, Apple shares fell nearly 1% following a Nikkei report that it notified iPhone parts and technology suppliers to expect around a 20% drop in orders. Apple is said to be “conservative” in its approach toward smartphone shipments, expecting 80 million shipments of new phones compared with 100 million last year. Shares of iPhone suppliers also dropped.
Commodities were mixed. Gold was flat, while U.S. oil futures fell 0.3% to $65.74 a barrel.
Fox Business' Charles Brady contributed to this report.