Indices closed with gains on Friday. Nordstrom stood out among advancers. The retailer tacked on 13.27% today after second-quarter earnings and sales exceeded estimates. On another note, Nvidia Corp. shed 4.9% following the release of better-than-anticipated second-quarter earnings and sales estimates but weaker-than-expected third-quarter guidance. Looking elsewhere, crude oil climbed. West Texas Intermediate crude rose 0.6% to settle at $65.84 a barrel.