At 12:43 p.m. ET (1643 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 49.69 points, or 0.23 percent, at 21,893.7 and the S&P 500 was up 6.84 points, or 0.28 percent, at 2,445.05.
Reuters data show a 22 per cent perceived chance for a rate hike after the Fed's December meeting.
The CBOE Volatility Index, a barometer of expected near-term stock market volatility, closed at its highest since the US presidential election on Thursday, but was down 1.22 points at 14.82 points on Friday.
The Nasdaq composite gained 32 points, or 0.5%, to 6,249.
Ongoing global glut concerns lingered in oil markets despite a bigger-than-expected draw in United States crude inventories, leaving prices volatile.
The remarks followed a new report asserting that USA intelligence has assessed that Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.
Traders said hedge funds had cut leveraged bets against the franc, prompted in part by worries about increased U.S.
US stocks clawed back losses late on Wednesday as investors appeared to brush off geopolitical concerns after falling in the wake of President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea.
North Korea had responded to Trump's previous promise to unleash "fire and fury" with a threat to land missiles near the US Pacific territory of Guam. Kohl's also declined, sliding $3.62, or 8.6 percent, to $38.31. On the Nasdaq, 1,378 issues rose and 892 fell.
Neymar scores on PSG debut
Neymar celebrated his Paris Saint-Germain debut in style with a goal and an assist for Edinson Cavani in a 3-0 win over Guingamp .
Thomas Rhett's Baby Girl Has Arrived!
Akins also took to social media to talk about her hard labor but claimed the baby is worth it as she can't take her cuteness. Despite having to deal with future boyfriends, it's all worth it, and he wants to give the girls a lot of love!
"Most investors will be completely out of their depth in making any assessment on the (North Korea) situation", said Koon Chow, emerging market FX strategist at fund manager UBP.
The warning from Tom Elliott, International Investment Strategist at deVere Group, one of the world's largest independent financial services organizations, coms as the tensions contributed to a rally in defensive assets on global financial markets this week. Britain's FTSE 100 was down 1.1 percent.
The Japanese yen last strengthened 0.03 per cent versus the greenback at 109.22 per dollar.
Nvidia's quarterly revenue in its data center and automotive businesses missed estimates, dragging the chipmaker's shares down 5.43 percent. The 10-year German bund yield traded at 0.43 percent while the 10-year USA yield declined to 2.243 percent.
Charter Communications rose 2.9 percent on news Altice is exploring a bid for the cable giant.
The MSCI World index slipped 0.15%, extending Thursday's 1.1% drop, its biggest one-day slide since May 17.
Markets had seen a tentative recovery in risk appetite in US and early Asian trading, but as the war of words resumed Asian stocks dropped back and London, Frankfurt and Paris all lost 0.5-1.2 per cent.
"Whether it is a credit crunch in China, policy error from the Fed, or fear of an over-valued US stock market, there are many reasons to maintain a balanced multi-asset portfolio that has exposure to defensive asset classes and currencies".
Six of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with technology's 0.80-percent rise leading the advancers.
The American companies "should not be forced or coerced to turn over the fruits of their labor", one official said. In April, he said he wouldn't label China a currency manipulator, in return for help in dealing with North Korea.
Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands prevented an East African clean sweep by taking the bronze. "I was telling myself to go". Obiri did not run the 10,000 metres last week and her decision to concentrate on the shorter distance paid off.
Fisher now has more free time to fight crimes like staying up too late after announcing his retirement from professional hockey. Underwood has been taking it easy for much of 2017, with no live shows on the books and no new music now on the horizon.
Jose Mourinho has won nine league games against West Ham; more than he has against any other opponent in his managerial career . There were plenty of positives for the United manager. "It's always important", said Mourinho when asked about Lukaku's debut .
Factors beyond Mahomes' performance factored into the depth chart reshuffle, Reid said. "I thought he actually played very well". Reid did mention the switch is only for practice right now and has yet to make a decision concerning the next preseason game.
Citigroup Inc. Reaffirms Neutral Rating for Snap Inc. (SNAP)
Drexel Hamilton reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Snap in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. raised its position in Snap by 654.0% in the second quarter.
Gators suspended for season opener against MI
Davis had 27 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2016 and he and the other suspended players are projected backups for the Gators. Those seven players will not be available to face off against the Michigan Wolverines in their season opener.