U.S. stocks end sharply lower as Russia expands its war in Ukraine

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The Dow finished nearly 200 points lower Friday, capping another rough week on Wall Street as Russia expanded its war in Ukraine to the nation’s south and igniting a fire Friday at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. The blaze now has been extinguished, but not before it sparked fears that an intensifying conflict in Eastern Europe could reach beyond Ukraine’s borders. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dija shed 0.5% on Friday, but lost 1.3% for the week, ending near 33,610, while booking four straight weeks of declines, according to Dow Jones Market Data. The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.79% shed 0.8% Friday and 1.3% for the week, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -1.66% tumbled 1.7% Friday and lost 2.8% for the week, its worst weekly percentage decline in about six weeks.

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