(AP) - Stock indexes fell on Wall Street on fear the Federal Reserve could pull back from its stimulus programs soon.
After surging early in the day, stocks fell as investors digested minutes of a Fed meeting that suggested the stimulus could be scaled back as early as next month if the economy picks up.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 80.41 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 15,307.17.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 13.81 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,655.35.
The Nasdaq composite index fell 38.82 points, or 1 percent, to 3,463.30.
For the week:
The Dow is down 47.23 points, or 0.3 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 12.12 points, or 0.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 35.67 points, or 1 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 2,203.03 points, or 16.8 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 229.16 points, or 16.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 443.79 points, or 14.7 percent.
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