Markets End the Week With a Loss
Mixed results for today, but they're down for the week
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 24, 2016 3:16 PM CDT
Trader Joseph Chirico, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 18, 2016.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks ended pretty much where they started on Wall Street, leaving the market with a weekly loss for the first time since mid-February. Banks and other financial companies fell Thursday, while telecommunications companies rose. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 13 points, or 0.1%, to 17,515. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped a point to 2,035. The Nasdaq composite inched up four points to 4,773. Trading was relatively quiet ahead of the Easter holiday weekend. US markets will be closed Friday for the Good Friday holiday.