Stocks end lower in rocky trading

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 1:58 a.m.
Updated: February 8, 2018 at 1:58 a.m.

Trader Richard Newman works on the !oor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Stocks closed down slightly on Wall Street as the market stabilized after three days of tumult.

The Dow Jones industrial average moved nearly 500 points during trading Wednesday before closing down 19 points, or 0.08 percent, at 24,893 after another shaky day. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index didn't move far off its baseline, closing down 13 points, or 0.5 percent, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite struggled to stay in positive territory all day and lost 63 points, or 0.9 percent, by end of trading.

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