Saturday look at the finiacial markets

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes pulled further away from their recent highs Friday as prospects for another aid package from Washington faded while a surge in virus cases threatens to inflict more damage on an already battered economy. The S&P 500 slipped 0.1%, its third-straight decline since it set a record high on Tuesday. The benchmark index ended the week 1% lower but is up 13.4%. for the year. The Dow fell 0.6% for the week but is up 5.3%. for the year. The Nasdaq fell 0.7% but is still up 38% for the year. The Russell 2000 rose 1% and is up 14.6% for the year.