How the major stock indexes fared on Wednesday

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Posted: Feb 15, 2012 4:53 PM
How the major stock indexes fared on Wednesday

The Dow Jones industrial average had its worst day this year. Greece once again cast a shadow over financial markets as that country slogs through negotiations over a new package of bailout loans.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 97.33 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at 12,780.95.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 7.27 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 1,343.23.

The Nasdaq composite index fell 16 points, or 0.6 percent, to close at 2,915.83.

For the week:

The Dow is down 20.28 points, or 0.2 percent.

The S&P is up 0.59 points, or 0.04 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 11.95 points, or 0.4 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 563.39 points, or 4.6 percent.

The S&P is up 85.63 points, or 6.8 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 310.68 points, or 11.9 percent.