AP News

Futures mixed to end volatile trading week


NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are fluctuating in a narrow range on the final day of trading in what has been a tremendously volatile week.

Dow Jones industrial futures are down a point to 15,116. S&P futures have slipped half a point to 1,630.50. Nasdaq futures are up 2.35 points to 2,957.

The government will release a mix of reports Friday, beginning with wholesale prices for May.

Economists expect the Labor Department to report that its producer price index rose 0.1 percent last month, with earlier declines in gasoline prices evening out.

More weakness is expected in the Federal Reserve's industrial production report for last month. Output from mines and factories likely edged higher, economists believe, but not enough to signal a solid recovery.

The Group of Eight industrial nations meet in Northern Ireland next week.


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