Gold futures climbed Friday as tensions between the U.S.-China fed haven demand for the precious metal. The metal, however, ended with prices for the most-active contract down 1.2% for the week on the back of some signs of economic improvement. June gold climbed by $13.60, or 0.8%, for the session, to settle at $1,735.50 an ounce. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.