A rough week for Wall Street appears to be heading for a calmer end, with gains for some big tech-oriented stocks on Friday helping to steady the market, AP reports.

The S&P 500 was 0.6% higher in morning trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 36 points, or 0.1%, at 33,080, as of 10:30 a.m. Eastern time, while the Nasdaq composite was 1.1% higher.

The moves have the S&P 500 on track for a loss of 2% this week, its first down week in the last three, largely because of worries that the economy may not be able to avoid a scarring recession. Several reports came in weaker than expected, as the full weight of the Federal Reserve’s hikes to interest rates last year start to make their way through the economy.

Not long ago, bad news on the economy was often perversely good news for Wall Street. That’s because investors took it to mean the Fed may ease up on its rate hikes. But bad news on the economy is increasingly becoming bad news for Wall Street, too, which now sees it as increasing the risk of a punishing recession.

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