Nasdaq Steady As Trade Lightens; Marathon Pete Hits High
The Nasdaq held solid as the Dow and S&P 500 trimmed their gains as they exited morning trade Friday. The Nasdaq was up 0.9%. The Dow Jones industrial average had eased to a 0.3% gain. The S&P 500 trimmed its gain to 0.4%. Trade softened across the morning and was 10% lighter on the Nasdaq and off 18% on the NYSE compared with midday action Thursday. The stock market today received an early boost from Commerce Department data showing the U.S.