Business Report: Stocks end the week higher

Louisiana Church’s Chicken to support scholars

August 17, 2018 - 4:11 pm

Bruce Vale reporting

Stocks edged higher to end the week as concerns over the Turkish lira crisis eased.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average  gained 110 points to close at 25,669.

The Nasdaq Composite  rose 9 points.

The S&P 500 also gained 9 points.

Crude  futures  rose 45 cents for a second straight day,  settling at $65.91 a barrel. 

Church’s Chicken said it will distribute over $200-thousand dollars in student scholarships as part of this year’s Church’s Scholars Program. 

Now in its fourth year,  the program has awarded over $600 thousand dollars in scholarships to deserving high school students. Six franchisees are leading the program this year including Louisiana franchise owner David Newman. 

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