September 11, 2017–U.S. stocks finished the holiday-shortened trading week modestly lower, as Wall Street investors remained cautious ahead of a possible North Korean ballistic missile test and the weekend arrival of Hurricane Irma in southern Florida. Energy and technology companies tumbled on Friday.
July 17, 2017–U.S. stocks advanced Friday, pushing the S&P 500 and Dow Industrials to new all-time highs for the first time in a month, as investors interpreted weak retail sales and inflation data as a sign that interest rates will remain lower for longer. The June consumer price index was unchanged, missing expectations for a 0.1% rise after a 0.1% decline in May.
June 5, 2017–U.S. stocks rallied Friday, finishing a holiday-shortened trading week with all three major domestic equity indices reaching new all-time highs on June 1 and 2. Yet the U.S. dollar weakened and Treasury securities advanced along with gold after the May jobs report disappointed, showing the economy added just 138,000 new jobs, missing forecasts for 180,000.