How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday

AP News
Posted: Mar 12, 2014 5:25 PM

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Wednesday as traders continued to worry about slowing growth in China and tensions in Ukraine. A dearth of major U.S. economic news helped dampen trading. Technology stocks, mining companies and oil refiners were among the gainers. The Standard & Poor's 500 index managed a small gain, narrowly avoiding its first three-day losing streak since January.

On Wednesday:

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 11.17 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,340.08.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.57 points, or 0.03 percent, to 1,868.20.

The Nasdaq composite gained 16.14 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,323.33.

For the week:

The Dow is down 112.64 points, or 0.7 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 9.84 points, or 0.5 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 12.89 points, or 0.3 percent.

For the year so far:

The Dow is down 236.58 points, or 1.4 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 19.84 points, or 1.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 146.74 points, or 3.5 percent.