Most major indices end higher or flat on the week, with the S & P 500 reaching new all time highs.
In the US, initial claims drop to 779k.
Benchmark Treasuries yields rise back to mid-January highs.
Manufacturing confidence down slightly, while services sentiment rises.
Bit of a flat week for Fed balance sheet reflecting a slowdown in rate of asset purchase increases.
Subprime bond spreads continue to tighten.
In commodities, oil approaches $60 a barrel while Agricultural and Metal Index prices continue to trade sideways.