Markets End the Day Lower

Dow falls 44
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 14, 2017 3:11 PM CDT
Trader Gregory Rowe, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 13, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks ended lower on Wall Street as another slide in crude oil prices pulled energy companies lower, the AP reports. Marathon Oil slumped 3.3% Tuesday. Pioneer Natural Resources dropped 2.8%. Pandora Media slumped 6.4% after the streaming music company announced it will launch an on-demand service to compete with Apple Music and Spotify. Small-company stocks fell more than the rest of the market. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 8 points, or 0.3%, to 2,365. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 44 points, or 0.2%, to 20,837. The Nasdaq composite fell 18 points, or 0.3%, to 5,856. (Read more Dow Jones stories.)

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