Stock market falls 1 percent or more in much of Asia and Europe. US stock market set for sharp drop, too.
Stock market in Spain rises 2.5 percent, after Europe announcement of a bailout for its banks. Asia and other European markets also move up, as futures point to a higher open on the US stock market.
The Dow lost 73 points to close at 12369 on Facebook's big day. The index fell 3.5 percent on the week.
Stock market poised to open higher as leaders of largest economies prepare to discuss Europe's debt crisis. Facebook shares also provide stock market lift.
The parties who won seats in the May 6 election could not form a coalition government, triggering new elections.
Greece's problems and the larger European debt crisis may impact banks, the stock market, trade and even the 2012 election.
The Dow rose 19 points to close at 12885 Thursday, just barely ending its longest losing streak since August.
Stocks pitched down Wednesday in the US as borrowing rates climbed for Spain and Italy, a sign that investors are losing confidence in those countries' finances. The Dow lost 97 points to close at 12835 – its sixth consecutive day of losses.
Stock market in Athens plunges 8 percent at one point after Greek election points to no clear winner. Stock market reaction elsewhere in Europe is negative.
Stock market reaction muted in Germany, France, Britain, and US. First estimate of US GDP in first quarter could sway stock market sentiment.