Stocks fell for a third straight day on Friday after disappointing data on durable goods orders and housing, while Research In Motion's lackluster results dented optimism about tech spending.

According to the latest available figures, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 42.25 points, or 0.44 percent, at 9,665.19. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> fell 6.40 points, or 0.61 percent, at 1,044.38. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> closed down 16.69 points, or 0.79 percent, at 2,090.92.

The three indexes marked their biggest weekly percentage drops since early July. The Dow was down 1.6 percent for the week while the S&P was down 2.2 percent and Nasdaq fell 2 percent for the week.

(Reporting by Angela Moon, Editing by Kenneth Barry)