Stocks fall as traders worry over weekend

NEW YORK - (AP) - A growing belief that the U.S. is headed towardrecession has given the stock market its fourth straight week oflosses.

Major indexes fluctuated through most of Friday and thenaccelerated their declines late in the day. Traders did not want totake the chance of holding stocks if the European debt situationworsened before trading resumed on Monday morning in New York.

The Dow is down 172 points, or 1.6 percent, to 10,817.

The S&P 500 is down 17, or 1.5 percent, to 1,123. The Nasdaq isdown 38, or 1.6 percent, to 2,341.

Three stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York StockExchange. Volume was above average at 5.3 billion shares.

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