U.S. stocks finish with weekly decline as investors await Fed policy meeting

Stocks ended lower Friday, capping a losing week for major indexes as investors awaited next week’s meeting of Federal Reserve officials, which may bring more clues to the timing of the Fed’s plan to eventually taper its monthly asset purchases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.48% fell around 168 points, or 0.5%, to close near 34,583, while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.91% lost around 41 points, or 0.9%, ending near 4,433. The Nasdaq Composite finished near 15,044, down 138 points, or 0.9%. Friday’s losses left the Dow with a 0.1% weekly decline, while the S&P 500 lost 0.6% and the Nasdaq Composite retreated 0.5%.

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