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.
"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.
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.
Police say the owner of the trailer is from Cuba, and the immigrants inside were from Romania, Guatemala and Mexico. Officials said they knocked on the trailer and heard knocking from the other side, according to an NBC affiliate.
Everyone is talking about Guam because they're afraid it's going to be bombed. "You've become extremely famous". Mr Trump has said he would not allow Pyongyang to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.
Elle porte un jean bleu clair troué au niveau des cuisses, une veste à capuche grise et des baskets aux pieds . La gendarmerie des Landes a ainsi lancé ce dimanche 13 août 2017 un appel à témoin sur son compte Facebook.
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 .
Graham DeLaet gave everyone a show at the US PGA Championship as he went on a remarkable run on the back nine. Quail Hollow, so frightening on Thursday and the early part of Friday, suddenly looked vulnerable.
Sergio Aguero was on target as Manchester City denied Brighton any hope of a shock on their Premier League debut. Being at one club for eight, nine years it's a big change for me but I'm enjoying my football.
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.
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.
Dive operation underway at site of Donegal sea search
The Coast Guard were alerted yesterday afternoon and launched a search operation along with the Lough Swilly RNLI lifeboat. The Sligo-based 118 helicopter, Lough Swilly Lifeboat and up to four local boats are involved in the search.
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.
Le coup de gueule de Baldé Keita — Lazio
Tottenham de l'élite anglaise, souhaite renfoncer son attaque avant le démarrage de la saison. Tottenham prépare surement son offre pour essayer de le recruter.
First Financial Corp IN Reduces Position in BP plc (BP)
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.
Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Seminar
There are now two official NASA solar eclipse viewing locations in our region on Monday, August 21. The legitimate glasses, which offer no views outside the eclipse, carry their own hazards, however.