How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

Associated Press Updated: March 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm • Published: March 21, 2014 0

Stocks closed slightly lower on Friday, erasing an early gain, after being dragged down by health care companies. Bio-technology companies were especially hard-hit after lawmakers questioned the pricing of a Hepatitis C drug made by Gilead Sciences. Nike fell after warning that a stronger U.S. dollar will dampen its results this quarter.

On Friday:

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 28.28 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,302.77.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped 5.49 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,866.52.

The Nasdaq composite fell 42.50 points, or 1 percent, to 4,276.79.

For the week:

The Dow is up 237.03 points, or 1.5 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 25.27 points, or 1.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 31.39 points, or 0.7 percent.

For the year so far:

The Dow is down 273.89 points, or 1.7 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 18.04 points, or 1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 100.20 points, or 2.4 percent.

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