BY THE NUMBERS: The stock market's wild week

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Posted: Aug 28, 2015 5:34 PM

The U.S. stock market had a wild week as investors fretted about the declining health of the Chinese economy.

Stocks slumped on Monday and Tuesday, before rebounding strongly the following two days. The market actually ended the week higher, but is still on course for its worst monthly performance in more than three years. Here's a look, by the numbers, at the market's volatile week:

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1,090: The number of points that the Dow Jones industrial average lost in the opening minutes of trading Monday.

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1,300: Points between the lowest point and highest point this week for the Dow.

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12.3: The percentage point decline in the Standard & Poor's 500 index from its all-time high of 2,130.82, set in late May, and its close on Tuesday. A drop of that magnitude is defined as a correction in Wall Street jargon. Later in the week, the S&P rose out of correction territory.

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6: The number of years since the price of oil has seen the lows it hit earlier this week. That was in the depths of Great Recession.

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2: The number of sectors in the S&P 500 that have gained this year. Health care stocks and consumer discretionary stocks (including retailers, home builders and entertainment companies), in case you were wondering.