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How the major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

The Associated Press

Stock indexes closed mostly lower on Wednesday.

Traders were watching closely to see whether Cyprus successfully reopens its banks Thursday after a two-week shutdown. They're also unsettled by Italy's failure to form a government and get moving with economic reforms.

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 33.49 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 14,526.16.

The S&P 500 fell 0.92 of a point, less than 0.1 percent, to close at 1,562.85.

The Nasdaq composite index rose 4.04 points, or 0.1 percent, to 3,256.52.

For the week:

The Dow is up 14.13 points, or 0.1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 5.96, or 0.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 11.52, or 0.4 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,422.02 points, or 10.9 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 136.66, or 9.6 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 237.01, or 7.9 percent.