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US stocks manage tiny gains, end week lower

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Photo - FILE - This Monday, July 15, 2013 file photo shows the American flag and Wall St. street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Asian stocks slumped Friday, June 27, 2014, after a reports showed weak U.S. consumer spending and slowing Chinese industrial profit growth, casting doubts on whether the world's two biggest economies can rebound. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - This Monday, July 15, 2013 file photo shows the American flag and Wall St. street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Asian stocks slumped Friday, June 27, 2014, after a reports showed weak U.S. consumer spending and slowing Chinese industrial profit growth, casting doubts on whether the world's two biggest economies can rebound. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing with tiny gains after a late-afternoon turn higher, but still ended the week with a loss.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down for most of the day before a last-minute advance pushed it barely above its previous day's close.

The Dow ended up five points, just 0.03 percent, at 16,851 on Friday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed up three points, or 0.2 percent, at 1,960. The Nasdaq composite rose 18 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,397.

The Dow and S&P 500 ended the week slightly lower. The Nasdaq gained.

Nike rose 1 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' expectations. DuPont sank 4 percent after cutting its profit forecast.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 2.53 percent.

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