The Nikkei is down 12 points today in trading in Tokyo.
The Dow gained 15 points Thursday.
And the Nasdaqfell 4
While some reports suggested the U.S. economy is gaining strength, there were some disappointing earnings from Pier 1 Imports, Coach and Rite Aid.
Profits dropped for the retail drug store chain.
Rite Aid reported quarterly earnings plunged 55 percent.
Higher than expected drug costs lowered profits.
But earnings met analysts' expectations.
It's being called the largest government credit-card discrimination settlement, ever.
The federal government and GE Capital Retail Bank have reached a $169 million settelement in a lawsuit that accused the bank of excluding hispanic borrowers, from two of it's credit card debt
The bank will also refund $56 million to consumers for deceptive marketing practices.
Most Americans using the governments healthcare plan rate their insurance as excellent or good, overall.
That's according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
But 43-percent said they're having difficulty paying their monthly premiums.
And coverage from employers gets much better ratings, than the new health law plans.
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