Shares Rise in Thin Post-holiday Trade; Oil, Natural Gas Slip

U.S. stocks pushed higher on Friday and major indexes hit new records, while oil and natural gas fell on worries of a supply glut and on mild U.S. weather.
The three major U.S. stock indexes were on track for a second straight weekly advance and all 10 S&P 500 industry sectors were higher on the day. Trading was light, however.
Europe, Canada, Latin America and a number of Asian markets were closed for a holiday the day after Christmas.
Oil prices slipped, pressured by a supply glut in top consumer the United States. A Department of Energy report on Wednesday showed crude inventories in the latest week rose to their highest December level on record.