(CNBC) U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Friday, following concerns that sent overseas stocks lower, as investors looked ahead to a heavy week of earnings.
The Dow Jones industrial average had its worst day since March, dipping more than 350 points before coming off lows and ekeing out a gain for the year, with American Express and 3M among the greatest decliners. (Tweet This)
Despite the major decline, analysts noted that the indices were still within a range near all-time highs.
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