U.S. stocks ended lower Friday, turning in the worst weekly performance since May 2012. The declined capped a turbulent week in the market amid fears that the global economy could sputter. Technology shares were especially hard hit as several semiconductor makers slumped.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 115.15 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 16,544.10.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slid 22.08 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 1,906.13.
The Nasdaq composite shed 102.10 points, or 2.3 per cent, to 4,276.24.
For the week:
The Dow is down 465.59 points, or 2.7 per cent.
The S&P 500 is down 61.77 points, or 3.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 199.39 points, or 4.5 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 32.56 points, or 0.2 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 57.77 points, or 3.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 99.65 points, or 2.4 per cent.