The major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Friday, capping a day spent wavering between small gains and losses.
A sign for Wall Street is carved into a building located near the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Solid, if uninspiring, U.S. stocks veered lower in early trading Friday, Oct. 21, as investors pored through earnings from General Electric, McDonald’s and other big companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Federal railroad regulators said a meeting Friday with New Jersey Transit's top officials would have been rescheduled if the agency had revealed it was being held at the same time as a legislative hearing on last month's fatal train crash.
FILE - This Oct. 1, 2016, file photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board shows damage done to the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, N.J., after the Sept. 29 commuter train crash. Lawmakers investigating New Jersey Transit are expected to focus on the role modern safety technology could have played in preventing last month's deadly crash. Friday's hearing on Oct. 21, 2016, in Trenton comes after an Associated Press report found that NJ Transit had more accidents and paid more safety fines than any other commuter railroad since 2011. (Chris O'Neil/NTSB photo via AP, File)
Indian banks scrambled Friday to contain the damage after finding that more than 3.2 million debit cards may have been hacked.
An Indian woman uses an ATM in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Indian banks are scrambling to contain the damage after more than 3.2 million debit cards were feared to have been hacked. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Two of the most well-known names in vacuum cleaners have ended a two-year legal battle over just how much their products suck.
A Dyson, left, and SharkNinja cleaning heads from an upright vacuum are positioned together at the evacuumstore.com retail location in Braintree, Mass., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Dyson and SharkNinja, fierce competitors in the U.S. vacuum cleaner market, have settled a bitter legal dispute. The two companies were to have duked it out in federal court over advertising campaigns in which each claimed their vacuums had the best suction or cleaned better. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Unemployment rates rose in three of eight U. S. swing states last month, fell in two and were unchanged in the remaining three.
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo, a man fills out a job application at a job fair, in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for September. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)