How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

U.S. stocks sunk to their biggest loss in a month and a half Thursday as banks and technology companies tumbled. Interest rates moved lower, hurting financial stocks. The dollar continued to fall compared to the Japanese yen. Stocks have fallen three out of four days this week.

On Thursday:

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 174.09 points, or 1 percent, to 17,541.96.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index tumbled 24.75 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,041.91.

The Nasdaq composite index skidded 72.35 points, or 1.5 percent, to 4,848.37.

For the week:

The Dow is down 250.79 points, or 1.4 percent.

The S&P 500 down 30.87 points, or 1.5 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 66.18 points, or 1.4 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 116.93 points, or 0.7 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 2.03 points, or 0.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 159.04 points, or 3.2 percent.