FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets rose Friday, Oct. 9, 2015,  on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for at least several more months. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Stocks close out best week of the year with a small gain

Most of the gains this week came immediately following the release of last week’s disappointing jobs report, which sent a signal to investors that the Federal Reserve would hold pat on raising interest rates at least for several more months.

Demonstraters wait outside of Roseburg Municipal Airport for President Barack Obama's arrival in Roseburg, Ore., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Gun-rights activists say they plan to protest when Obama visits here Friday to meet with families of victims of last week's college shooting rampage. They are angry about Obama's call for more gun restrictions after the killing of eight students and a teacher. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Gun-rights activists protest Obama visit

Gun-rights activists are gathering near an Oregon airport to protest President Barack Obama’s visit to meet with families of victims of last week’s deadly college shooting.

Authorities search for a man as they investigate a shooting at Texas Southern University, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Houston. A student was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting outside a student-housing complex on Friday, and police have detained at least two people, authorities said. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP)

1 dead in Texas college housing complex shooting

A student was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police have detained at least two people, authorities said.

FILE-This Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, shows a train derailment that sent a tanker with crude oil into the Kanawha River near Mount Carbon, W.Va. As investigators in West Virginia and Ontario pick through the wreckage from the latest pair of oil train derailments to result in massive fires, U.S. transportation officials predict many more catastrophic wrecks involving flammable fuels in coming years absent new regulations. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley,File)

Officials to reveal cause of West Virginia train derailment

A CSX train carrying 3 million gallons of Bakken crude oil derailed in the town of Mount Carbon next to the Kanawha River during a Feb. 16 snowstorm. Twenty-seven of the train’s 109 cars derailed. Twenty cars leaked crude oil.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, turns to his wife Judy McCarthy as they enter a House Republican caucus vote on its nominee to replace House Speaker John Boehner, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

Lawmakers said they were thunderstruck and in disbelief following McCarthy’s announcement, which came moments after they had showed up for an election nearly certain to end with McCarthy as their pick for speaker.

FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, a customer, bottom, pays for goods while shopping at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta. Americans will spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays because of sluggish wage growth and other factors, the largest U.S. retail trade group said, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent

Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth and other factors, according to the nation’s largest retail industry trade group.