BIG WEEK: The S&P 500 index ended the week up 7.4 percent, its best week since March 2009.
QUIET FINISH: Stock indexes ended nearly unchanged Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq composite index each moved less than a point.
EUROPE: Tough talk from German Chancellor Angela Merkel encouraged investors. Merkel made a speech pushing for tighter rules on government spending.