© Reuters. The front facade of the of the NYSE is seen in New York (Reuters) – Major US stocks declined on Friday due to delays in agreeing new fiscal stimulus and rising coronavirus cases. Investors are counting on further stimulus to support the barely started recovery in the US economy, especially after new restrictive measures in many states and a sharp increase in the number of jobless claims last week. However, lawmakers have yet to come to an agreement, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday expressed fears that negotiations would drag on until Christmas. The US Producer Price Index (PPI) in November rose 0.1% on a monthly basis and 0.8% on an annualized basis, the Labor Department said. Analysts expected the indicator to grow by 0.2% versus the previous month, the rise in annual terms coincided with the forecast. The preliminary value of the consumer sentiment index in the US in December was 81.4 points, up from 76.9 points a month earlier, the University of Michigan said Friday. By 17:55 Moscow time, the index fell by 0.27% to 29.917.22 points, the index – by 0.43% to 3.652.21 points, and – by 0.48% to 12.346.1 points. (Shriya Ramakrishnan in Bangalore. Translated by Olga Vishnevskaya. Editor Marina Bobrova) Warning: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data. Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy / sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.