NEW YORK U.S. consumer sentiment fell in July, according to a survey released on Friday. The University of Michigan's final July reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 93.1, down from 96.1 in June.
The Dow and S&P 500 were dragged down on Friday by weak earnings from oil producers Exxon Mobil and Chevron, while the Nasdaq edged up after Amgen's profit beat expectations.
United Parcel Service said on Friday that it would buy Coyote Logistics, a smaller transportation and logistics provider, for $1.8 billion in cash.
The country's economic woes continue. China's stock market fell again on Friday, with The Shanghai Composite Index slipping 1.1% to close at 3,663.73, according to a report in Bloomberg News.
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday that it had opened an in-depth investigation into Fedex's (FDX.N) proposed 4.4 billion euro ($4.9 billion) takeover of Dutch rival TNT Express (TNTE.