U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with the Nasdaq Composite posting a third weekly gain, as investors considered results from companies including Intuit and another downbeat economic report, this one on housing.
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With the first testimony of new Fed Chair Janet Yellen completed and with an agreement over the debt ceiling already reached, equity prices extended higher last week despite many overbought conditions being observed.
The Nasdaq composite index was gained 0.1% to 4,357.97, another in a string of recently set 14-year highs. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 139,000 jobs last month, up from 127,000 in January.