Stocks closed with modest losses on Wall Street Wednesday as the market gave back some of its gains from the day before.
Technology stocks accounted for most of the selling. The losses came as investors weighed mixed economic data and corporate earnings. A bid by the U.S. House to show support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong appeared to dim investor optimism about progress in the ongoing U.S-China trade talks.
The S&P 500 index lost 5.99 points, or 0.2%, to 2,989.69.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 22.82 points, or 0.1%, to 27,001.98.
The Nasdaq fell 24.52 points, or 0.3%, to 8,124.18.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks added 1.76 points, or 0.1%, at 1,525.06.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 19.42 points, or 0.7%.
The Dow is up 185.39 points, or 0.7%.
The Nasdaq is up 67.14 points, or 0.8%.
The Russell 2000 is up 13.16 points, or 0.9%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 482.84 points, or 19.3%.
The Dow is up 3,674.52 points, or 15.8%.
The Nasdaq is up 1,488.91 points, or 22.4%.
The Russell 2000 is up 176.50 points, or 13.1%.