How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday

Associated Press |

Stocks slipped on Thursday, with banks posting some of the biggest declines. Barclays fell after New York's attorney general sued the British bank, saying it misled large investors by promising to protect them from predatory high-frequency traders.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 21.38 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 16,846.13.



The Standard & Poor's 500 index sank 2.31 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 1,957.22.

The Nasdaq composite index fell 0.71 of a point to 4,379.05.

For the week:

The Dow is down 100.95 points, or 0.6 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 5.65 points, or 0.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 11.01 points, or 0.3 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 269.47 points, or 1.6 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 108.86 points, or 5.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 202.46 points, or 4.9 percent.

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