Stock Market Today: Stocks Slip as Consumer Sentiment Slides

Concerns about the debt ceiling also weighed on stocks Friday.

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Stocks opened Friday in positive territory, but the price action quickly shifted after a worse-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment. 

Also weighing on Wall Street's mood was lingering debt ceiling uncertainty after a meeting between the White House and congressional leaders was delayed until next week. 

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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.