Due to the storm, the Bangor Daily News ran its presses early Friday and could not list stock prices from Wall Street and the weekly mutual funds that traditionally are part of the Saturday paper.
We apologize for the inconvenience. These features will return to the paper next week.
Friday was a busy day on the stock market, with the Dow Jones industrial average down about 150 points, at 7,652, in the late afternoon.
U.S. bond prices rose Friday, driving yields to record lows, as investors looked past a report showing booming jobs growth. Investors also seemed to fear that Asia’s economic crisis would drag on through 1998, producing a strain on U.S. business.
Troubles mounted in Asia this week, as the currencies of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and other nations fell to record lows. Investors expect crumbling Pacific Rim economies to keep a lid on inflation.