Investors' unease over escalating tensions between the US and North Korea had weighed on stocks earlier in the day, pushing gold and bond prices slightly higher.
Six of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with the technology's .SPLRCT 0.36 percent rise leading the advancers. Investors' unease over escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea pushed gold and bond prices higher.
US stock benchmarks were setting up for more losses Friday, with the S&P 500 facing its worst weekly performance since November, as U.S.
-Dixons Carphone Plc tumbled 8.8 percent, headed for its lowest closing price since October 2013, after an analyst recommended selling the shares due to concerns about the mobile market.
Computer hardware stocks rebounded following recent weakness, with the NYSE Arca Computer Hardware Index climbing by 1.4 percent. Brent crude futures lost 0.8 percent to $51.5 per barrel on persistent oversupply worries despite a bigger-than-expected drawdown in USA crude inventories. South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.8 percent to almost a three-month low.
President Donald Trump warning the North would be met "with fire and fury".
The North Korea situation isn't the only thing weighing on stocks.
The Nasdaq Composite was up 38.25 points, or 0.62 percent, at 6,255.12. As a result, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, dipped by 2.3 basis points to 2.189 percent.
Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street after several companies reported disappointing results.
On Thursday, in response to North Korea's threat to fire missiles at American targets in the Pacific, President Trump said that if Pyongyang "does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before - what will happen in North Korea". Discovery Communications fell 70 cents, or 2.9 percent, to $23.60.
In Europe, Germany's DAX fell 1.1 percent, while France's CAC 40 slid 1.4 percent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index plunged by 2 percent, while South Korea's Kospi Index slumped by 1.7 percent. Silver gained 20 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $17.07 an ounce. Oil prices veered lower as early gains faded.
September-dated crude futures settled up 0.8%, or 39 cents, at $49.56 per barrel. Copper fell 2 cents to $2.93 a pound. The euro rose to $1.1753 from $1.1752. Wholesale gasoline was little changed at $1.62 a gallon, heating oil rose 2 cents to $1.65 a gallon and natural gas rose 6 cents to $2.88 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Titled "Reckless game over the Korean Peninsula runs risk of real war", the editorial suggested China will stay neutral if North Korea strikes first, but will intervene if the U.S.is the first mover.
On Saturday, the NC categorically stated that it does not believe in Mehbooba's public utterances given her track record. The J&K unit of BJP has demanded Centre to side with the petitioners seeking the abrogation of the two articles.
The Hill reports that the chicken was designed with "a golden coif of hair" and it was meant to resemble President Trump . Trump was nowhere near the White House on Wednesday as he is now on vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Harper walking up the stairs provided some hope, and an MRI revealed what the Washington Nationals hope is season-saving news. Nationals: OF Michael Taylor was activated from the 10-day DL after missing 29 games with a right oblique strain.
Arsenal and Arsene Wenger avoided disaster to end last season, saving a fifth-place finish with an FA Cup trophy. Predicted XI: Cech; Holding, Mustafi, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Elneny, Kolasinac; Welbeck, Iwobi, Lacazette.
Now it's not going to rain all day every day, but scattered showers and storms are fair game just about any day this week. A brief round of mostly dry conditions returns to the forecast, with highs in the low 80s on Sunday .
The patients all went under the knife earlier this year to get FDA-approved liquid-filled balloons fitted in a bid to lose weight. The liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems have been used as a treatment for obesity, said the FDA alert issued on Thursday.
But if they dont start, it will never be a problem.. "If this is not a national crisis, I don't what is", Jacobs said. Trump has also asserted that his proposal border wall would stop the flow of drugs into the country from Mexico .
Nightmare start for Newcastle after Captain Shelvey red card
With the ball in the middle sometimes you can see, but without the ball or in another side it's completely different", he said. Spurs started off slowly but looked assured and risky going forward after Shelvey's game-turning dismissal. "He was calm.
Sir Mo Farah in numbers
Chelimo fell with four laps to go on the wet track in Wednesday's semifinals but came back and qualified. Farah retires from the sport at the end of August after the Diamond League final in Zurich.
Gold settles at 2-month high amid geopolitical tensions
Equities in Asia were trading mixed in Thursday's trade, although geopolitical tensions continue to weigh on the Asian equities. Gold prices turned higher after unease over North Korea , reversing the downward move after the jobs data lifted the dollar.
Music star Glen Campbell dies
The show's also your chance to relive numerous highlights from Glen's network TV variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. By the mid-1990s he'd taken up residence at the Glen Campbell Goodtime Theatre in Branson, Mo., where he performed regularly.
32 hurt, 2 seriously as tremors strike Xinjiang
The dead included eight tourists, two residents and nine whose identities have yet to be confirmed, state television said. Geological Survey reported a magnitude-6.5 quake, while state media cited a magnitude-7.0 quake.