* The NYSE composite index fell 2.78, to 646.12; the American Stock Exchange index rose 3.38, to 826.12; and the Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks fell 0.77, to 461.27.

* Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones by 3 to 2 on the New York Stock Exchange, where trading volume totaled 877.3 million shares, down from 1.02 billion on Thursday.

* The price of the Treasury's benchmark 30-year bond rose 31 cents per $1,000 invested, and its yield was unchanged from Thursday at 6.16 percent.

* The dollar rose against the Japanese yen and fell against the euro. In late New York trading, a dollar bought 106.38 yen, up from 105.93 late Thursday, and a euro bought $1.0300, up from $1.0296.

* The price of crude oil rose 3 percent in New York, briefly trading at $27, the highest price since the Persian Gulf War in 1991, on expectations that four more months of low production from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will deplete world inventories. Light sweet crude oil for December delivery settled at $26.56 a barrel, up 76 cents, on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

* Gold for current delivery rose on the Commodity Exchange division of the New York Mercantile Exchange to $295.10 a troy ounce from $294.50 on Thursday.