NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks closed out a difficult week on a modestly lower note Friday as investors continued to monitor Britain’s frenzied debate on whether to leave the European Union. The issue took on a new level of concern after the killing of a member of parliament.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 57.94 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 17,675.16.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 6.77 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,071.22.
The Nasdaq composite fell 44.58 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 4,800.34.
For the week:
The Dow fell 190.18 points, or 1.1 per cent.
The S&P 500 lost 24.85 points, or 1.2 per cent.
The Nasdaq fell 94.21 points, or 1.9 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 250.13 points, or 1.4 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 27.28 points, or 1.3 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 207.07 points, or 4.1 per cent.