Wall Street is starting June with a gain, boosted by reports that paint a more upbeat picture of the global economy.
Frugal consumers trimmed spending in April — although by less than expected — as rising unemployment kept pocketbooks in check and motivated Americans to save.
GM has three more days to tidy up.
Tiffany & Co. said Friday that its first-quarter profit plunged 62 percent .
Oil prices extended a rally to above $66 a barrel Friday to hit a fresh six-month high.
Time Warner Inc. said Thursday it would move ahead with plans to spin off AOL, ending a tumultuous association that began when AOL acquired the world's largest media company eight years ago.
Stocks fluctuated Friday as investors tried to reconcile some mixed economic data.
Oil prices extended a rally to above $66 a barrel Friday to hit a fresh six-month high, after the U.S. reported a fall in oil inventories and further signs of an improving economy.