Stocks declined Friday after government data revealed that wages and consumer spending growth remain feeble. Overall, the market had its best month in four years in October and regained its late-summer losses.
For the day:
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 92.26 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 17,633.54.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index shed 10.05 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,079.36.
The Nasdaq composite index gave up 20.53, or 0.4 per cent, to 5,053.75.
For the week:
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 16.84 points, or 0.1 per cent.
The S&P 500 has picked up 4.21 points, or 0.2 per cent.
The Nasdaq has added 21.89 points, or 0.4 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 159.53 points, or 0.9 per cent.
The S&P is up 20.46 points, or 1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 317.69 points, or 6.7 per cent.