Dow Ends Day Down 45
S&P 500 also down, Nasdaq up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 27, 2017 3:11 PM CDT
Trader Gregory Rowe, center, and specialist Philip Finale, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – US stock indexes finished a bumpy day mostly lower as losses for phone companies and banks outweighed gains in health care stocks, the AP reports. Major indexes clawed back some of the ground they lost in early Monday as investors worried that the defeat of the Republican-backed health care bill might make it tougher to pass business-friendly policies like tax reform. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,341. It was down almost 1% earlier. The Dow Jones industrial average gave back 45 points, or 0.2%, to 20,550. The Nasdaq rose 11 points, or 0.2%, to 5,840. About as many stocks rose as fell on the New York Stock Exchange.

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