S&P falls with sinking energy stocks

Posted: December 7, 2017 at 2 a.m.

Trader John Doyle works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

U.S. stocks took another small step backward on Wednesday after a plunge in the price of oil dragged down shares of energy producers. The losses overshadowed gains for technology companies and other areas of the market.

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