Dow has worst week of 2013
August 17, 2013 10:30 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Friday, closing out what was the worst week of the year for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The market was dragged lower by a weak performance from retailers and companies sensitive to higher interest rates. Homebuilders and banking stocks were among the best performers.

Stocks had a decent start in the first half of the week, but investors were hit hard in the last three days. Overall, the Dow retreated 2.2 percent for the week, its worst for 2013. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 2.1 percent for the week, its second-worst performance of the year.

On Friday, the S&P 500 lost 5.49 points, or 0.33 percent, to 1,655.83. The Dow fell 30.72 points, or 0.2 percent, to 15,081.47 and the Nasdaq composite lost 3.34 points, or 0.1 percent, to 3,602.78.

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