NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed Friday afternoon in quiet trading ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Household goods companies are rising as beauty products makers Ulta and Coty climb. Technology companies, which have led the market's recent rally, are slightly lower. Indexes remain near record highs following a six-day winning streak.
European stocks finish lower Friday, leaving the regional benchmark with a tiny weekly loss, with oil and gas shares down on disappointment stemming from OPEC’s agreement to extend production cuts.
The United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 index was almost flat on Thursday and closed the day at the highest levels in more than a week.