The statue of George Washington is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 11, 2019 at Wall Street in New York City. - Wall Street stocks jumped early Friday on optimism for progress in US-China negotiations, including a possible agreement to pause new tariff measures. The talks in Washington, now in their second day, were given a positive push by US President Donald Trump, who said the negotiations were "going really well" and was scheduled to meet later Friday with China's top trade envoy Liu He. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

Wall Street drifts as S&P 500 nears another weekly gain

Wall Street is drifting in early trading Friday, as the S&P 500 closes in on a third straight winning week. The benchmark index was up 0.1%, as of 9:55 a.m. Eastern time, following a mixed performance for stocks overseas. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 38 points, or 0.1%, at 26,772, and the Nasdaq […]