How major US stock indexes fared on Friday

By The Associated Press Markets Associated Press

Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains.

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On Friday:

The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 6.79 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,578.85.

The Dow Jones industrial average declined 100.12 points, or 0.4 percent, to 23,358.24.

The Nasdaq composite slid 10.50 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,782.79.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 5.94 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,492.82.

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For the week:

The S&P 500 fell 3.45 points, or 0.1 percent.

The Dow sank 63.97 points, or 0.3 percent.

The Nasdaq rose 31.85 points, or 0.5 percent.

The Russell 2000 gained 17.55 points, or 1.2 percent.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 340.02 points, 15.2 percent.

The Dow is up 3,595.64 points, or 18.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 1,399.67 points, or 26 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 135.69 points, or 10 percent.