, leaving major stock indexes roughly where they started.
Germany's economy shrank more than expected late last year, and the slowdown in Europe's largest economy deepened the region's ongoing recession. That's a troubling sign for the U.S., because sales to Europe have been a boon for American companies.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 9.52 points, or 0.1 percent, to 13,973.39.
The S&P 500 index edged up 1.05, less than 0.1 percent, to 1,521.38.
The Nasdaq composite rose 1.78, less than 0.1 percent, to 3,198.66.
For the week:
The Dow is down 19.58 points, or 0.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 3.45 points, or 0.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 4.79 points, or 0.2 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 869.25 points, or 6.6 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 95.19 points, or 6.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 179.15 points, or 5.9 percent.