U.S. stocks fall on disappointing earnings «

    U.S. stocks fall on disappointing earnings

    U.S. stocks closed generally lower on Friday as disappointing results from Intel Corp. and General Electric Co. weighed on sentiment. Investors also digested a mixed bag of economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /quotes/zigman/627449/realtime DJIA +0.25% closed 41.55 points, or 0.3%, higher at 16,458.56 as gains in Visa Inc. and American Express Company lifted the index. The blue-chip index added 0.1% over the week, its first weekly gain this year. The S&P 500 /quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime SPX -0.39% finished the day down 7.19 points, or 0.4%, to 1,838.70 and was 0.2% lower for the week. The Nasdaq Composite /quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime COMP -0.50% shed 21.11 points, or 0.5%, to 4,197.58 but eked out a 0.6% weekly gain.