Wall Street closes worst week since 2020 with slight gain

  • FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2009 file photo, a sign is shown at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are opening gingerly higher on Wall Street Friday, June 17, 2022 at the end of a brutal week. Stocks suffered several massive drops this week as markets get accustomed to the bitter medicine of higher interest rates that the Federal Reserve and other central banks are using in their battle against inflation. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, file)

NEW YORK — Wall Street closed out its most punishing week since the 2020 coronavirus crash with a meandering day of trading Friday that left it a bit higher.