NEW YORK - The stock market keeps getting tossed around by the Fed.
Stocks opened lower Friday but reversed course after a letter surfaced from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggesting there was room for the central bank to do more to help the economy.
"There is scope for further action by the Federal Reserve to ease financial conditions and strengthen the recovery," Bernanke wrote to California Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican, in a letter obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
After starting the trading session down, the Dow Jones industrial average finished 100.51 points higher, at 13,157.97, its first gain all week. It was still the first losing week for the Dow since early July.