By Caroline Valetkevitch
U.S. stocks ended higher though thanks mostly to gains in health care <.SPXHC> and consumer staples stocks <.SPLRCS>.
G7 leaders met in Quebec Friday with the U.S.'s trading partners furious over President Donald Trump's decision last week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from allies like Canada, the European Union, and Mexico. With retaliation already being proposed, the risk to business confidence is a worry for investors.
Expectations for another interest rate rise in the United States at next Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy meeting, and the prospect that the European Central Bank will soon signal a winding-down of its massive monetary stimulus could add to market volatility next week, investors said.
In late trading, the U.S. dollar rose 0.2 percent against a basket of currencies <.DXY> to 93.56, but fell 0.7 percent for the week, its steepest weekly fall in 10 weeks.
Against the yen, however, the dollar was last down 0.2 percent at 109.45
The yield on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes
Stock investors appeared to put aside their worries about U.S. relations with its biggest trading partners for now.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 75.12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 25,316.53, the S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 8.66 points, or 0.31 percent, to 2,779.03 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> added 10.44 points, or 0.14 percent, to 7,645.51.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index <.FTEU3> lost 0.24 percent, while MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe <.MIWD00000PUS> shed 0.14 percent.
(Additional reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss, Sinead Carew, Jessica Resnick-Ault and Richard Leong in New York; Ankur Banerjee and Parikshit Mishra in Bengaluru; and Ritvik Carvalho and Helen Reid in London; Editing by Catherine Evans and James Dalgleish)
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