NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month.
Technology stocks fell especially hard, and shares of LinkedIn had their worst day in history.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 211.61 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 16,204.97.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 35.40 points, or 1.9 per cent, to 1,880.05.
The Nasdaq composite index lost 146.51 points, or 3.3 per cent, to 4,363.14.
For the week:
The Dow ended down 261.33 points, or 1.6 per cent.
The S&P 500 lost 60.22 points, or 3.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 250.81 points, or 5.4 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 1,220.06 points, or 7.0 per cent.
The S&P 500 is down 163.92 points, or 8.0 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 644.27 points, or 12.9 per cent.