NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday as investors wrestled with fiscal stimulus developments, concerns over a lengthy rollout of vaccines, and a growing number of state-level shutdowns to combat the spiraling COVID-19 pandemic.

Stay-at-home plays such as Zoom Video Communications Inc. and Netflix Inc., which have outperformed throughout the health crisis, helped curb the Nasdaq's loss.

Thursday, December 03, 2020