The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 2.7 points, or 0.02%, at 12,978. The S&P 500 lost 4.2 points, or 0.3%, at 1370. The Nasdaq shed 12.8 points, or 0.4%, at 2976.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks finished lower Friday after European markets posted losses on Friday, with analysts saying that a steep run up warrants a "breather" for equities.
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