U.S. stocks rose to session highs Friday following a report that President Donald Trump has told senior aides he has decided to fire strategist Stephen Bannon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
rose 27 points, or 0.1%, to 21,778. The S&P 500 index
gained 8 points, or 0.3%, for 2,438. The Nasdaq Composite Index
rose 30 points, or 0.5%, to 6,252. The New York Times reported that Trump has discussed how and when to dismiss Bannon, while a person close to Bannon told the Times that he had submitted his resignation on Aug. 7.
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Stocks end lower; Dow, S&P 500 book 2nd weekly loss in a row and Nasdaq logs 4th