Stocks are ending the week on a mixed note after China took more steps to curb inflation, which traders fear could slow down the country’s growth.

The Chinese government on Friday ordered banks in that country to hold more reserves. The goal is to curb lending and avoid speculative bubbles.

According to preliminary calculations, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 22, or 0.2 percent, to close at 11,204. It finished the week up 0.1 percent.

The S&P 500 index rose 3, or 0.3 percent, to 1,200. The Nasdaq is up 4, or 0.2 percent, to 2,518. It is the only major market index to end the week with a loss.

Two shares rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was 1.1 billion shares.


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