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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 4:59 pm

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

The Associated Press

Fears of an escalating conflict in Syria rippled across financial markets on Tuesday, sinking stocks, lifting gold and pushing the price of oil to the highest in a year and a half. Oil surged 2.9 percent to $109.01 a barrel, the highest closing price since February 2012.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 170.33 points, or 1.1 percent, to close at 14,776.13.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index declined 26.30 points, or 1.6 percent, to close at 1,630.48.

The Nasdaq composite was down 79.05 points, or 2.2 percent, to 3,578.52.

For the week:

The Dow is down 234.38 points, or 1.6 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 33.02 points, or 2 percent.

The Nasdaq has lost 79.27 points, or 2.2 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,671.99 points, or 12.8 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 204.29 points, or 14.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 559.01 points, or 18.5 percent.