Stocks close lower Friday

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NEW YORK (AP) Stocks ended the day lower on Friday and notched their second-straight weekly loss as investors were whipsawed by contradictory reports on the Trump administration's array of trade fights.

Technology and industrial companies dropped the most.

The S&P hasn't fallen for two consecutive weeks since last year, but it remains about 14 percent higher so far in 2019.

Deere shares dropped over 7 percent after the farm equipment maker's second quarter earnings missed Wall Street expectations.

Deere lowered its outlook for the year due to the trade war and a weakened agriculture sector.

The S&P 500 index fell 16 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,859.

The Dow lost 98 points, or 0.4 percent, to 25,764.

The Nasdaq dropped 81 points, or 1 percent, to 7,816.

The yield on the 10 year Treasury fell to 2.39 percent from 2.40 percent Thursday