US stocks rally to end lackluster week amid market drops elsewhere over political turmoil

  • by: BERNARD CONDON , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 8, 2014 - 5:25 PM

NEW YORK — A burst of buying Friday in U.S. stocks defied slumps in other markets and offered hope for investors shaken by geopolitical turmoil. Major U.S. stock indexes closed up around 1 percent, buoyed by signs that tensions in Ukraine might be easing.

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