U.S. stocks on Friday closed roughly where they started the session, with the S&P 500 inching lower by 0.73 point to 2,058.17, according to early FactSet data. The benchmark index rose as much as 0.7% out of the gate, as 2015's first day of trading started on an upbeat note. But then stocks gave up their early-morning gains following weaker-than-expected readings for construction spending and the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index, before recovering to finish essentially flat. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up by 9.92 points, or less than 0.1%, to close Friday at 17,832.99, halting a three-day losing streak. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 1.5%, and it's on a three-day losing streak. The Dow dropped 1.2% for the week. Read the full story here.
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