Wall Street ends session lower, S&P 500 down for the week

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended lower on Friday in the face of another soft reading on the economy, with the S&P 500 facing resistance as it flirts with its record high.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 29.93 points or 0.19 percent, to end unofficially at 16,103.30. The S&P 500 lost 3.53 points or 0.19 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,836.25. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 4.135 points or 0.10 percent, to close unofficially at 4,263.41.

For the week, the Dow slipped 0.3 percent and the S&P 500 dipped 0.1 percent, while the Nasdaq ended up 0.5 percent.

(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Jan Paschal)