Markets Close Mostly Lower
Dow, S&P 500 down, Nasdaq up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 26, 2016 3:20 PM CST
Trader Richard Newman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.   (Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks ended a strong week on a flat note as lower oil prices and utility stocks offset encouraging economic news. Still, the market ended Friday with a second straight weekly gain. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 57 points, or 0.3%, to close at 16,639. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 3 points, or 0.2%, to 1,948. The Nasdaq composite rose 8 points, or 0.2%, to 4,590. All three indexes closed about 1.5% higher for the week.