The US stock market has ended slightly higher after drifting between small losses and gains for most of the day.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 44 points, or 0.3%, to close at 16,491 Friday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained seven points, or 0.4%, to end at 1,877. The Nasdaq composite index rose 21 points, or 0.5%, to 4,090.
Telecommunication stocks rose the most of the 10 sectors in the S&P 500 index. Verizon climbed 1.11 dollars, or 2.3%, to 49.07 dollars after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway revealed it had a new investment in the company.
Bond prices fell, pushing up the yield on the Treasury's 10-year note to 2.52%.