Created: 04/17/2015 5:22 PM WNYT.com
By: By The Associated Press
U.S. stocks closed broadly lower Friday. Investors were worried that Greece may default on its debt and exit the euro currency block. Chinese regulators were also taking steps Friday to rein in a runaway stock market there.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 279.47 points, or 1.5 percent, to 17,826.30.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 23.81 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,081.18.
The Nasdaq composite fell 75.98 points, or 1.5 percent, to 4,931.81.
For the week:
The Dow fell 231.35 points, or 1.3 percent.
The S&P 500 index fell 20.88 points, or 1 percent.
The Nasdaq fell 64.16 points, or 1.3 percent
For the year:
The Dow is up 3.23 points, less than 0.1 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 22.28 points, or 1.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 195.76 points, or 4.1 percent.
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