A raucous week on Wall Street ended quietly on Friday, as stocks drifted between gains and losses before closing slightly lower.

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The S&P 500 index fell 0.12 percent, to 2485.74, and the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 0.33 percent, to 23,062.40. The Nasdaq composite fared better, rising slightly.

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The muted session contrasted sharply with trading during the rest of the holiday week, when stocks rose or fell sharply — sometimes doing both the same day.


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