Jan 23, 2017 – News Today

How major US stock market indexes fared on Friday

U.S. stocks closed out a solid year Friday following a flat 2015. Indexes ended the last week of 2016 on a soft note, slipping in quiet trading ahead of the New Year’s Day holiday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index put up its fourth year of gains in the last five. Technology stocks led a broad decline on the last day of trading of the year.