(New York) The New York Stock Exchange narrowly ended in negative territory on Friday after mixed activity indicators in the United States should not deter the Fed from raising interest rates again in early May.

The Dow Jones index fell 0.42%, the tech-heavy NASDAQ lost 0.35% and the S

The Toronto Stock Exchange retreated late Friday morning, dragged down by losses in stocks linked to base metals, while the major US indices also retreated.

The composite index S

In the forex market, the Canadian dollar was trading at 74.81 US cents, down from its average rate of 74.86 US cents the previous day.