Markets End the Day Lower

Dow down 35
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 18, 2016 3:18 PM CST
Specialists John O'hara, left, and David Haubner work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Major US stock indexes are closing slightly lower, led by declines in health care companies and makers of consumer goods, the AP reports. Small-company stocks are at record highs Friday and still rising. Retailers Gap and Abercrombie & Fitch plunged after delivering weak quarterly reports, while discount retailer Ross Stores climbed. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 35 points, or 0.2%, to 18,867. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 5 points, or 0.2%, to 2,181. The Nasdaq composite slipped 12 points, or 0.2%, to 5,321. (Read more stock market stories.)

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