NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed flat on
Friday, erasing earlier gains that came on hopes that Spain
would seek a bailout.
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 17.31
points, or 0.13 percent, to end unofficially at 13,579.62. The
Standard & Poor's 500 Index dipped 0.11 of a point, or
0.01 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,460.15. The Nasdaq
Composite Index gained 4.00 points, or 0.13 percent, to
close unofficially at 3,179.96.
Shares of Apple rose 0.2 percent to $700.10, off a record
high of $705.07, reached after the iPhone 5 went on sale around
For the week, the Dow unofficially fell 0.1 percent, the S&P
lost 0.4 percent and the Nasdaq fell 0.1 percent.