How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared Friday

Markets Associated Press

A sharp drop in crude prices tugged down shares in oil and gas companies on Friday, leading the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a slight loss in a short trading session.

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The index, a benchmark for many investments, still closed out November with its third-best month this year.

The Dow Jones industrial average inched up 0.49 of a point, a sliver of a percent, to close at 17,828.24

The S&P 500 index lost 5.27 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,067.56.

The Nasdaq composite picked up 4.31 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 4,791.63.

For the week:

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The Dow rose 18.18 points, or 0.1 percent.

The S&P 500 index rose 4.06 points, or 0.2 percent.

The Nasdaq rose 78.66 points, or 1.7 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,251.58 points, or 7.6 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 219.20 points, or 11.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 615.04 points, or 14.7 percent.