Stocks finished little changed after a rally prompted by the Federal Reserve's latest economic stimulus program fizzled out. The Fed said it will continue to spend $85 billion a month on bond purchases to hold down long-term borrowing costs and stimulate economic growth.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 2.99, or 0.02 percent, to 13,245.45.
The S&P 500 rose 0.64 point, or 0.04 percent, to 1,428.48.
The Nasdaq composite index fell 8.49 or 0.3 percent, to 3,013.81
For the week:
The Dow is up 90.32, or 0.7 percent.
The S&P is up 10.41, or 0.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 35.77, or 1.2 percent
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,027.89 or 8.4 percent.
The S&P is up 170.88, or 13.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 408.66 or 15.7 percent.
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