NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dodged bigger losses and finished barely lower on Wednesday. Health care companies fell and Apple pulled technology companies down, but banks rose.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30.06 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,199.33.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 3.73 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,139.43.
The Nasdaq composite fell 33.13 points, or 0.6 percent, to 5,250.27.
For the week:
The Dow is up 53.62 points, or 0.3 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 1.73 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 7.13 points, or 0.1 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 774.30 points, or 4.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 95.49 points, or 4.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 242.86 points, or 4.9 percent.