US stock markets end Friday mixed after strong week
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(Close): US markets ended Friday mixed, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indices closing lower and the Nasdaq slightly higher, ending an overall strong week.
The tech-focused Nasdaq index rose 7.48 points, or 0.16%, to 4,757.88.
McDonald's reported a 7.3% decline in annual sales in 2014, sending its shares down 1.46% for the day.
Bucking the trend, Starbucks' shares rose 6.62% after the coffee chain reported like-for-like sales growth that was better than expected in its Americas division.
And cloud storage firm Box jumped over 65% in its first day trading as a public company, signaling that the demand amongst investors for technology public offerings is set to remain strong in 2015.