Wall Street stocks on Thursday finished little changed with the S&P 500 inching to a new record following mixed US economic data and a flood of corporate earnings.
HONG KONG�Asian stocks were mixed Friday, with a weaker yen helping Japan lead the region higher at the end of a positive week. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.7% as the yen softened against the dollar�a positive for the country's exporters.
The price of oil slipped below $102 a barrel on Friday, falling for a second day after spiking on lower U.S. inventories and tensions in the Ukraine and the Middle East.
McDonald's China says it will carry on using scandal-hit meat supplier OSI Group on the mainland because �it is more risky to find another local supplier�.
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