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How the major stock indexes fared on Friday

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The Associated Press | September 20, 2013 05:11 PM EST | AP


Stocks fell on Friday as investors focused on the debate in Washington over the debt ceiling.

The down day on Friday ended a week where major indexes set new all-time highs on Wednesday. The major indexes finished the week higher, and are still up 4 percent or more for the month.

It was the second day in a row that the Standard & Poor's 500 index declined. The last time that happened was Aug. 26-27.

All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 185.46 points, or 1.19 percent, to close at 15,451.09.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 12.43 points, or 0.72 percent, to 1,709.91.

The Nasdaq composite fell 14.66 points, or 0.39 percent, to 3,774.73.

For the week:

The Dow is up 75.03 points, or 0.49 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 21.92 points, or 1.30 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 52.55 points, or 1.41 percent.

For the year so far:

The Dow is up 2,346.95 points, or 17.91 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 283.72 points, or 19.89 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 755.22 points, or 25.01 percent.