Indices closed with slight gains on Friday. The Dow added points while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both ended trading at new record highs. Investors proceeded with caution amid concern of a potential federal government shutdown. On another note, crude oil took a breather. West Texas Intermediate crude slipped 1% to settle at $63.26 a barrel. Looking elsewhere, consumer confidence is on the wane so far this month. In a preliminary reading for January, the University of Michigan’s sentiment index fell to 94.4, the lowest level since July.