How the major US stock indexes fared on Friday

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Posted: Mar 23, 2012 5:02 PM
How the major US stock indexes fared on Friday

Stocks closed slightly higher Friday at end of a week marked with positive economic news from the U.S. but also worsening prospects of a slowdown in Asia and Europe.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 34.59 points, or 0.3 percent, at 13,080.73.

Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 4.33 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,397.11.

The Nasdaq composite climbed 4.60 points, or 0.1 percent, to 3,067.92.

For the week:

The Dow is down 151.89 points, or 1.1 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 7.06 points, or 0.5 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 12.66, or 0.4 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 863.17, or 7.16 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 139.51, or 11.19 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 462.77, or 17.8 percent.