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US stock indexes finish mixed on day e-commerce giant Alibaba debuts

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NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes are ending mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market.

The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 13 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 17,279 Friday, the third straight day the blue-chip index closed at an all-time high. The Dow is up 1.7 percent for the week.

PHOTO: FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. The British pound jumped and world stock benchmarks rose Friday Sept. 19, 2014 as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial markets.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. The British pound jumped and world stock benchmarks rose Friday Sept. 19, 2014 as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial markets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell less than one point, or 0.1 percent, to 2,010, but finished the week up 1.3 percent.

The Nasdaq ended down 13 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,579.

Alibaba soared 38 percent on its first day of trading. The Chinese e-commerce giant rose $25.89 to close at $93.89.

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