How the major stock indexes fared on Friday

Associated Press

Stocks fell on Friday as investors focused on the debate in Washington over the debt ceiling.

The down day on Friday ended a week where major indexes set new all-time highs on Wednesday. The major indexes finished the week higher, and are still up 4 percent or more for the month.

It was the second day in a row that the Standard & Poor's 500 index declined. The last time that happened was Aug. 26-27.

All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 185.46 points, or 1.19 percent, to close at 15,451.09.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 12.43 points, or 0.72 percent, to 1,709.91.

The Nasdaq composite fell 14.66 points, or 0.39 percent, to 3,774.73.

For the week:

The Dow is up 75.03 points, or 0.49 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 21.92 points, or 1.30 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 52.55 points, or 1.41 percent.

For the year so far:

The Dow is up 2,346.95 points, or 17.91 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 283.72 points, or 19.89 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 755.22 points, or 25.01 percent.

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