NEW YORK Nov 30 The S&P 500 wrapped up its
second positive week in a row on Friday, although it ended the
day flat as politicians remain at odds about how to avoid the
so-called fiscal cliff.
Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial
average rose 3.22 points, or 0.02 percent, to finish
unofficially at 13,025.04. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index
inched up just 0.30 of a point, or 0.02 percent, to end
unofficially at 1,416.25. But the Nasdaq Composite Index
dipped 1.79 points, or 0.06 percent, to close unofficially at
For the week, the Dow rose 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 gained
0.5 percent and the Nasdaq climbed 1.5 percent.
For the month of November, though, the Dow slipped 0.5
percent, while the S&P 500 gained 0.3 percent and the Nasdaq
jumped 1.1 percent.