S&P 500's Winning Streak Ends
Stocks end the day mostly lower
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 6, 2017 3:11 PM CDT
Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Stocks are ending mostly lower, ending the longest winning streak in four years for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the AP reports. Technology stocks managed to post some gains, however, leaving the Nasdaq composite slightly higher and setting another record. Elsewhere, it was largely down arrows. Energy stocks slumped along with a steep decline in the price of crude oil. Chevron lost 1.3%. Consumer-focused stocks also fell. Wholesale club operator Costco sank 6%. The S&P 500 index fell 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,549. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 1 point to 22,773, and the Nasdaq composite edged up 4 points, or 0.1%, to 6,590.

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