How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) " Bank stocks were shaken Thursday after a steep drop in China's exports made investors worry again about the health of the world's second-largest economy. U.S. stocks gradually recovered most of their losses as safer investments like utilities traded higher.

On Thursday:

The Dow Jones industrial average slid 45.26 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,098.94.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index declined 6.63 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,132.55.

The Nasdaq composite shed 25.69 points, or 0.5 percent, 5,213.33.

For the week:

The Dow is down 141.55 points, or 0.8 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 21.19 points, or 1 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 79.07 points, or 1.5 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 673.91 points, or 3.9 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 88.61 points, or 4.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 205.92 points, or 4.1 percent.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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