LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's government and central bank assured investors on Friday that the southern European country's financial system was sound, aiming to quell worry about the spillover effects of trouble at the Espirito Santo business empire.
U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index poised for its worst week since April, as investors weighed the implications of a corporate debt crisis in Portugal and assessed earnings reports.
U.S. stocks fluctuated on Friday, with equities on track for weekly losses, as investors weighed quarterly results from Wells Fargo and readied for of a slew earnings ahead.
Shares of America's largest online retailer surged over 4.5% on Friday morning as the company fought for the right to test its new drone delivery program, among a handful of other initiatives taken this week.
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 file photo, a cashier rings up a sale at a Sears store, in Las Vegas. U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will ...