Stocks Close Mostly Down At End Of Turbulent Month Friday

NEW YORK (June 28, 2013)—Stocks ended the day mostly lower Friday as the market closed out a turbulent month.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 114 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at 14,909 Friday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 fell six points, or 0.4 percent, to end the day at 1,606.

The Nasdaq composite edged up a point to close at 3,403.

The S&P 500 recorded its first monthly loss since October, but still had its best first half of a year since 1998.

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion plunged 28 percent after posting a loss despite releasing make-or-break smartphones this year.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.49 percent from 2.47 percent.

Rising and falling stocks were evenly matched on the New York Stock Exchange where volume was heavier than usual at 4.4 billion shares.


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