NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks inched lower Friday as the price of oil slipped and investors worried again about the health of the global economy. Chemicals companies fell the most, while consumer and tech stocks rose. The market had its best week of the year.
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 21.44 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,391.99.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged down 0.05 points to 1,917.78.
The Nasdaq composite index gained 16.89 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,504.43.
For the week:
The Dow rose 418.15 points, or 2.6 percent.
The S&P 500 added 53 points, or 2.8 percent.
The Nasdaq advanced 166.92 points, or 3.9 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 1,033.04 points, or 5.9 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 126.16 points, or 6.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 502.98 points, or 10 percent.