Agence France-PresseApril 19, 2013 18:32
US stocks eked out a gain Friday but it wasn't enough to keep the week from ending in the red.
A poor report on Chinese economic growth, a series of mixed earnings reports and even the Boston marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt conspired to push US stocks lower for the week.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished 317.55 (2.14 percent) lower at 14,547.51. The broad-based S&P 500 closed 33.60 (2.11 percent) down at 1,555.25, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 88.89 (2.70 percent) to 3,206.06.