U.S. stocks end higher, close out strong week of gains

Wall Street mixed after record highs

Additionally, a report from the University of MI showed concerns about the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have weighed on consumer sentiment in September.

Gold fell after a European Central Bank official called for scaling back the bank's stimulus program. Industrial production and retail sales figures are due Friday, which could provide more hints on whether the Fed, which meets next week, will remain on track to raise rates by the end of the year.

Additionally, North Korea threatened to reduce the U.S.to "ashes and darkness" and sink Japan, leaving the Nikkei in the red.

GenWealth Group Inc. acquired a new stake in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE:DIA) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

"We made it through the summer without a significant correction".

"Motor vehicle and parts sales tumbled 1.6% in August, but replacement of hurricane-damaged vehicles in coming months will push up sales, and possibly prices, of both used and new vehicles", predicted Berenberg Capital Markets.

South Korea's Kospi index closed 0.4% higher, bouncing back from an earlier drop, as Asian markets overall finished mixed (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/asian-stocks-mostly-retreat-after-north-koreas-latest-missile-test-2017-09-14).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 64.86 points, to 0.3%, to close at 22,268.34, logging its fourth straight record close and its sixth consecutive day of gains.

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index slid 3 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,494 as of 10:26 a.m.

Reports showing an unexpected drop in USA retail sales last month and the first drop in industrial output since January, both in part due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey, were also largely shrugged off by the market.

Industrial production in the USA fell 0.9 percent in August, the biggest drop in eight years, as Harvey knocked numerous oil refining, plastics and chemicals factories out of business for a time. Data released Thursday showed US consumer prices rose in August at their fastest pace in seven months, a possible sign inflation is picking up pace.

A eurozone government bond selloff resumed after hawkish rhetoric from a Bank of England policymaker bolstered the notion that central banks across the developed world are moving into tightening mode.

The S&P 500 was down a couple of points at 2,494 while the Dow Jones 30-share was up 19 at 22,222.

In commodities trading, crude oil futures are inching up $0.11 to $50 a barrel after climbing $0.59 to $49.89 a barrel on Thursday. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.48% to 6,429, hurt by a 0.86% decline in Apple. Core CPI rose 1.7% from a year ago, while the headline number increased by 1.9%.

US gold futures fell 0.16 percent to $1,327.20 an ounce.

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