U.S. stocks were largely unchanged on Friday as a string of strong earnings led by Microsoft offset escalating trade anxieties driven by U.S. President Donald Trump's latest salvo of tough China tariff threats.
The U.S. dollar weakened on Friday against key world currencies as President Donald Trump complained again about its strength, while U.S. and European stock markets were tepid amid fresh tariff talk and another round of corporate earnings.
Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet is arriving in growing numbers in Europe, and is poised to play a much broader role in missile defense and other warfare plans than conventional fighters, according to U.S. and European officials.
U.S. lawmakers who reached an agreement on a must-pass defense bill cut from the legislation a measure that would have made it harder for the president to undo sanctions slapped on China's ZTE Corp , a top Democrat in the Senate said on Friday.
U.S. industrial conglomerate Honeywell International Inc said on Friday it had started sourcing some of its components from countries other than China to counter growing costs related to a tariff war between the world's two largest economies.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion of imported goods from China, threatening to escalate a clash over trade policy that has unnerved financial markets.