Dow Ends Day Down 23
S&P 500 also closes lower, Nasdaq edges up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 12, 2017 3:16 PM CDT
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Neil Catania, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks are ending mostly lower as declines in banks and industrial stocks outweigh gains in other sectors, the AP reports. General Electric dropped 2.1% Friday, while Wells Fargo lost 1.3%. Nordstrom became the latest department store operator to turn in disappointing results. The company's stock plunged 10.9%. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3 points, or 0.2%, to 2,390. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 23 points, or 0.1%, to 20,896. The Nasdaq composite edged up 5 points, or 0.1%, to 6,121. Small-company stocks fell more than the rest of the market. The Russell 2000 index dropped 7 points, or 0.5%, to 1,382.

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