US stocks closed mixed Friday, as better-than-expected jobs numbers were overlooked in favor of waning consumer confidence.
In U.S. news, the economy added more jobs than expected in November, and the unemployment rate fell to a four-year low.
In international news, Germany's Bundesbank cut its growth forecasts.
The dollar was stronger than the euro, the pound, and the yen. Light sweet crude oil for January delivery rose slightly to $85.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Gold futures moved up to $1,704.00.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 81.09, or 0.62 percent, to 13,155.13. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 4.13, or 0.29 percent, to 1,418.07. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index fell 11.23, or 0.38 percent, to 2,978.04.