US stocks edge higher as continued oil rally offsets weak retail-sales data

Business Insider


· *US equities edged higher on Friday as a continued oil-price rally outweighed jarring retail-sales data and intensifying US-China trade tensions.*
· *West Texas Intermediate crude futures climbed 7.3% on Friday, capping off a roughly 19% weekly gain for the commodity.*
· *Consumer spending tumbled by an unprecedented 16.4%...

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