U.S. stock indexes headed tentatively higher Friday with investors keeping an eye on financial worries in Europe.
Alexis Tsipras in Athens, leader of the Synaspismos party and head of the Coalition of the Radical Left is maintaining a staunch anti-austerity budget line, calling for economic stimulus programs coupled with international aid.
The most recent election in Greece, however, failed to result in a coalition government. As such, national elections will be repeated next month.
In midmorning trading on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 13.66 or 0.11 percent to 12,456.15. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index lost 0.62 points, 0.02 percent, to 2,813.07. The Standard and Poor's 500 added 2.25 points, 0.17 percent, to 1,307.11.
The benchmark 10-year treasury note fell 8/32 to yield 1.736 percent.
The euro rose to $1.2732 from Thursday's $1.2698. Against the yen, the dollar fell to 79.10 yen from Thursday's 79.28 yen.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index lost 2.99 percent, 265.28, to 8,611.31.