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How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

The Associated Press

Stocks closed slightly lower Tuesday as weakness in big technology companies pulled the market just below the record high it set a day earlier.

Health care stocks jumped on stronger-than-expected reports from drugmakers, but losses by internet and media companies held the market in check. The modest market pullback came a day before the Federal Reserve was scheduled to deliver its latest interest rate policy update.

On Tuesday:

The S&P 500 slipped 2.53 points, or 0.1%, to 3,036.89.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 19.26 points, or 0.1%, to 27,071.46.

The Nasdaq composite slid 49.13 points, or 0.6%, to 8,276.85.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 5.14 points, or 0.3%, to 1,577.07.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 14.34 points, or 0.5%.

The Dow is up 113.40 points, or 0.4%.

The Nasdaq is up 33.73 points, or 0.4%.

The Russell 2000 is up 18.36 points, or 1.2%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 530.04 points, or 21.1%.

The Dow is up 3,744 points, or 16%.

The Nasdaq is up 1,641.57 points, or 24.7%.

The Russell 2000 is up 228.51 points, or 16.9%.