How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

By The Associated PressFeaturesAssociated Press

U.S. stocks plunged to their worst loss in eight months on Wednesday as technology companies continued to drop. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831 points.

On Wednesday:

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The S&P 500 index skidded 94.66 points, or 3.3 percent, to 2,785.68.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 831.83 points, or 3.1 percent, to 25,598.74.

The Nasdaq composite retreated 315.97 points, or 4.1 percent, to 7,422.05.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 46.45 points, or 2.9 percent, to 1,575.41.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is down 99.89 points, or 3.5 percent.

The Dow is down 848.31 points, or 3.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 366.39 points, or 4.7 percent.

The Russell 2000 is down 56.70 points, or 3.5 percent.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 112.07 points, or 4.2 percent.

The Dow is up 879.52 points, or 3.6 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 518.66 points, or 7.5 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 39.90 points, or 2.6 percent.