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How the Dow Jones average fared Friday

August 1, 2014

The Associated Press



U.S. stocks declined for a second day Friday, with the S&P 500 closing out its worst week in two years. Investors found little reason to move money into a stock market, with growing geopolitical concerns in Israel and Ukraine and concerns about U.S. corporate earnings, particularly in the energy sector.

On Friday:

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 69.93 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 16,493.37.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 5.52 points, or 0.3 percent, at 1,925.15.

The Nasdaq composite fell 17.13 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,352.64.

For the week:

The Dow lost 467.20 points, or 2.8 percent.

The S&P 500 fell 53.19 points, or 2.7 percent.

The Nasdaq lost 96.92 points, 2.2 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is down 83.29 points, or 0.5 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 76.79 points, or 4.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 176.05 points, or 4.2 percent.


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Source: Associated Press


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