Stocks Ended the Week on a Negative Note

U.S. stocks finished lower on Friday to end an otherwise solid week on a negative note. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 201.92 points, or 0.77%, to 25,989.30. The S&P 500 lost 25.82 points, or 0.92%, to 2,781.01. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 123.98 points, or 1.65%, to 7,406.90.

U.S. crude-oil futures on Friday posted a 10th straight session decline, extending their drop into a bear market, as output increases fueled concerns of surging supplies. West Texas Intermediate crude for December delivery lost 48 cents, or 0.8%, to settle at $60.19 a barrel and lost 4.7% for the week. January Brent crude fell 47 cents, or 0.7%, to end at $70.18 a barrel and logged a 3.6% decline for the week.

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