April 17, 2009
Markets open mixed Friday
U.S. markets opened mixed Friday, although Citigroup Inc. helped boost confidence by reporting a profit of $1.6 billion in the first quarter.
It was the bank's first profit in six quarters.
In mid-morning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 8.44 points, or 0.10 percent, to 8,133.87. The Standard & Poor's 500 was up 0.86 points, 0.10 percent, to 866.16. The Nasdaq composite index lost 7.88 points, 0.47 percent, to 1,662.56.
The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury bond fell 10/32 to yield 2.877 percent.
The euro fell to $1.3044, compared to Thursday's $1.3171. Against the Japanese yen, the dollar fell to 99.02 yen, compared to Thursday's 99.32 yen.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei average rose 1.74 percent, 152.32 points to 8,907.58.