Dow Ends Day Down 87
S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 23, 2017 3:11 PM CDT
Trader Jeffrey Vazquez, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks pulled back on Wall Street, giving back some of their gains from a day earlier, the AP reports. Retailers and advertising companies had some of the steepest drops Wednesday as investors worried about their earnings. Lowe's sank 3.7% after reporting second-quarter earnings that were weaker than analysts expected. La-Z-Boy plunged 20%. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 8 points, or 0.4%, to 2,444. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 87 points, or 0.4%, to 21,812. The Nasdaq composite fell 19 points, or 0.3%, to 6,278.

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