NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were mixed on Friday with the Dow Jones advancing, while the Nasdaq Composite and Standard and Poor's 500 lost ground.
The U.S. dollar was mostly stronger.
At the close on Friday, the Dow Jones industrials were ahead 59.23 points or 0.17 percent at 15,662.31.
The Nasdaq Composite shed 146.73 points or 0.91 percent to 15,068.97.
The Standard and Poor's 500 dropped 9.36 points or 0.21 percent to 4,540.42.
The euro was little changed around 1.1641 at the New York close Friday. The Japanese yen was stronger at 113.47. The Swiss franc too firmed, to 0.9162.
The Canadian dollar was slightly stronger at 1.2372. The Australian dollar dropped to 0.7463. The New Zealand dollar weakened to 0.7146.
On overseas equity markets, the FTSE 100 in Londongained 0.20 percent. The German Dax rose 0.46 percent. In Paris, the CAC 40 climbed 0.71 percent.
On Asian markets, the Nikkei 225 in Japan edged up 96.27 points or 0.34 percent to 28,804.85.
The Australian All Ordinaries inched down 1.70 points or 0.02 percent to 7,726.80.
The Hang Seng in Hong Kong advanced 109.40 points or 0.42 percent to 26,126.93.
China's Shanghai Composite slipped 12.18 points or 0.34 percent to 3,582.60.