Stocks end another day of sharp swings with meager gains

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Photo credit FILE - In this July 9, 2020 file photo, signage is shown at the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are rising modestly in early trading on Wall Street as a bumpy, holiday-shortened week of trading winds down. The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in the early going Friday, Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended with meager gains on Wall Street Friday following another rocky day of sharp swings. The S&P 500 climbed 0.1% but still ended with its second weekly loss in a row. Momentum has been lightning-quick to shift on Wall Street recently. The Nasdaq composite, which includes many of the superstar tech stocks that have been the focus of the market’s recent selling, lost 0.6% after flip-flopping earlier between gains and losses. It had swung at least 1.3% in each of the last five days, with four of those down. The Dow rose 131 points, or 0.5%.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story appears below.

Stocks keep swinging between gains and losses on Wall Street Friday, as a tumultuous week of abrupt stops and starts comes to a close.

The S&P 500 was down 0.1% in afternoon trading, after a roller-coaster day where it careened from a gain of 0.9