US stocks mixed after Thanksgiving break

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(Close): Stocks on Wall Street experienced a mixed day, as trading restarted after the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 14.9 points to 17,798.49.

The wider S&P 500 index rose 1.24 to 2,090.11, while the Nasdaq index rose 11.38 points to 5,127.52.

Friday's trading session was shorter than usual, with the New York Stock Exchange closing at 1300 local time (1800 GMT).

Shares in Walt Disney fell 3% - the biggest faller on the Dow - after the company said earlier this week that its ESPN sports network had shed 3 million subscribers this year.

With the Black Friday sales in full swing, shares in Amazon were down 0.3%, Macy's was down 1%, while Target shares were up 0.4%.