How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

AP News
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 5:28 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks skidded Wednesday after the Federal Reserve gave a cautious assessment of the global economy and said growth in the U.S. has slowed down.

On Wednesday:

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 222.77 points, or 1.4 percent, to 15,944.46.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 20.68 points, or 1.1 percent, to 1,882.95.

The Nasdaq composite index dropped 99.51 points, or 2.2 percent, to 4,468.17.

For the week:

The Dow has fallen 149.05 points, or 0.9 percent.

The S&P 500 has declined 23.95 points, 1.3 percent.

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The Nasdaq has retreated 123.01 points, or 2.7 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is down 1,480.57 points, or 8.5 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 160.99 points, or 7.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 539.24 points, or 10.8 percent.