Mario Draghi

S&P 500 breaks two-week losing streak as stocks mostly rise

S&P 500 breaks two-week losing streak as stocks mostly rise

Stocks mostly rose Friday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index cruised to its first winning week in the last three.

It was a relatively quiet week: Fewer shares traded hands than usual, and the most anticipated event was a pair of speeches expected to create only a ripple in the market, if that. The annual symposium of central bankers in Wyoming followed through on those expectations.

The S&P 500 rose 4.08 points, or 0.2%, to 2,443.05, and it barely budged off its course after Federal Reserve chief Janet L. Yellen gave her speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in the morning. The day's other headline event, a speech by European Central Bank head Mario Draghi, likewise did...

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