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.
Chief of US JCS Due in South Korea
I mean, his rhetoric might make Kim Jong Un think that he needs to strike first. The general is also scheduled to visit China and Japan.
"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.
Scotiabank reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $37.00 target price on shares of BP p.l.c.in a research note on Friday, June 30th. BidaskClub cut shares of BP p.l.c. from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th.
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.
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!
Friday: The US president warns that military solutions are "locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely". Us has sponsored over the Pyongyang nuclear missile weapon programs by Changing the new economic sanction.
Jack Chesterman wrote that he "couldn't believe Chelsea let Matic come to United" and that he was "bossing it so far". I want to play West Ham - a hard match - then go to Swansea for another hard match.
Fais, dis et sois qui tu es réellement, parce que quoi qu'il arrive, tu es aimé inconditionnellement. "Un amour inconditionnel. J'ai ces valeurs dans lesquelles je me retrouve: la responsabilité et la compassion.
Media, Dems, Career Pols, All Enemies
There's a new Trump campaign ad out today that calls out "the President's enemies" in both the media and Congress. In a statement, Trump's campaign said the ad will air on cable news shows and the Internet.
Kenya's Obiri denies Ayana world double
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.
Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules
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.