Dismal corporate reports gave sour tone to start of earnings season.
Price at 15-month high; Samsung’s troubles help Apple stock.
City finance director says ratings are a good sign of the city’s financial status.
Market posts first weekly decline in a month.
Suppliers of basic materials are leading Wall Street broadly lower.
NEW YORK — Stocks recovered from a broad decline to end mixed on Thursday, a day ahead of a key jobs report. The market fell from the start, then drifted between gains and losses for much of the afternoon. Yields on Treasury bonds rose again,
Interest rate hike more likely after strong economic data.
Utilities, phone companies fall most today.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 54.30 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,253.85.
Market bounces back from a steep loss Thursday