Market Snapshot: Stock market up modestly as investors look past political turmoil

U.S. stocks rose modestly on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track to break a four-day losing streak, as a round of positive economic data gave investors an excuse to shake off prospects of more departures from the Trump administration, although political issues remains at the foreground.

Major indexes are on track for weekly losses. The Nasdaq is set for its first positive session of the past four, while the Dow is aiming for a second straight daily gain after ending a three-day losing streak.

What are the main benchmarks doing?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.54% rose 105 points, or 0.4%, to 24,977.

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