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US stock indexes mixed in daily trading

New York, Oct 23 (DPA) US benchmark indexes were mixed in daily trading Friday, but all three indexes capped their third straight week of gains.

Strong earnings reports through the week, accentuated by better than expected performances by passenger airlines, pushed investor interest, Bloomberg financial news agency reported.

The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 14.01 points Friday, or 0.13 percent, to 11,132.56. The broader Standard and Poor’s 500 Index gained 2.82 points, or 0.24 percent, to 1,183.08.

The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 19.72 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,479.39.

For the week, the Standard & Poor’s index was up 0.6 percent.

The US currency fell against the euro to 71.71 euro cents from 71.84 euro cents Thursday. The dollar gained against the Japanese currency to 81.36 yen from 81.33 yen Thursday.

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