NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading on Friday, giving up modest gains following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Phone companies and utilities, widely considered safe-play stocks, led the list of decliners, while health care stocks rose. AT&T and Verizon each fell about 1 percent.
By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Senate impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff descended into a shouting match between her political supporters and opponents during its second day on Friday, forcing a two-hour halt in the proceedings. Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski, who is presiding over the final phase of a lengthy impeachment process that has paralyzed Brazilian politics since December, suspended the session after Senate President Renan Calheiros was unable to stop the arguments. "This impeachment trial has become a loony bin," Calheiros said, appealing for calm.