U.S. stocks opened higher Friday, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average remained on track for a weekly loss after four straight days of declines. The Dow DJIA, -0.44% was up 0.2% soon after the opening bell, while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.59% rose 0.3% and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.78% edged up 0.2%, according to FactSet data, at last check. The Dow was heading for a weekly decline of 0.8%, while the S&P 500 was on pace to eke out a 0.1% gain and the technology-heavy Nasdaq was on track to rise 1% for the week. Investors will get a reading on consumer sentiment at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.
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