Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers on Thursday sent U.S. stocks slightly lower for the first time this week. The developments largely overshadowed encouraging news on the U.S. economy and labor market.
The Dow Jones industrial average slid 42.44 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,079.57.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped 3.38 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 1,996.74.
The Nasdaq composite fell 11.93 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,557.69.
For the week:
The Dow is up 78.35 points, or 0.5 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 8.34 points, or 0.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 19.14 points, or 0.4 percent
For the year:
The Dow is up 502.91 points, or 3 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 148.38 points, or 8 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 381.10 points, or 9.1 percent.