NEW YORK — A few signs of growth in the U.S. economy weren't enough to halt a weeklong slide in the stock market.

A survey released by the Federal Reserve showed that the pace of recovery is uneven across the country. While seven of the Fed's 12 districts reported steady gains, the economy stalled in the New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago regions. The report fed into concerns that the economy is weakening.

The S&P lost 5 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 1,280. It was its sixth straight drop.

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 22, or 0.2 percent, to 12,049. The Nasdaq fell 26, or 1 percent, to 2,675.

Three stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Consolidated volume was 4.1 billion shares.