Stock Market Today: Stocks End the Week on a High Note

Intel stock plunged after a big earnings miss, but encouraging inflation and consumer sentiment data created tailwinds for the broad market.

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Stocks managed to brush off a shaky start Friday and climb higher into the close. 

Investors had plenty to consider. In addition to the latest batch of corporate earnings, a steady batch of economic data was released throughout the morning. Most notably was the personal-consumption expenditures price index, which, ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting next week, showed inflation continued to cool in December. 

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.