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US Stocks See Mixed Finish

Stocks drift to mostly lower close on Wall Street
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 13, 2018 3:00 PM CST
William Geier, Jr., left, and David O'Day work at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Stocks drifted to a mostly lower close on Wall Street as trading calmed down following a turbulent few days earlier this week, the AP reports. Small-company stocks fell broadly Thursday, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average of big-name companies managed a small gain thanks to increases in a few of its components including McDonald's and Procter & Gamble. Banks fell. Wells Fargo lost 1.4%. The S&P 500 index slipped less than 1 point to 2,650. The Dow rose 70 points, or 0.3%, to 24,597. The Nasdaq composite fell 27 points, or 0.4%, to 7,070. More stocks fell than rose on the New York Stock Exchange. (Read more stock market stories.)

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