New York -- U.S. markets finished a flat week with a flat performance Friday on a day void of headline-producing government reports.
Rising oil prices, a bellwether for inflation, are holding back investors although rapid inflation has yet to take hold. Technology stocks fell after National Semiconductor reported its sales fell by $281 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
By close, the Dow Jones industrial average added 28.34 points, or 0.32
percent, to 8,799.26. The DJIA finished the week 36.13 points ahead.
The Standard & Poor's 500 gained 0.14 percent Friday, 1.32 points, to 946.21.
The Nasdaq composite index shed 3.57 points, 0.19 percent, to 1,858.80.