How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday
The stock market showed little life on Wednesday as it closed yet another trading day barely changed from the day before. Major indexes rallied a bit after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its last meeting, but mostly gave up the gains toward the close. It was the fourth day in a row that the Standard and Poor's 500 index moved less than one-half of one percentage point.
For the day:
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 26.99 points, or 0.2 percent, 18,285.40.
The S&P 500 closed down 1.98 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,125.85.
The Nasdaq composite rose 1.71 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 5,071.74.
For the week:
The Dow is up 12.84 points, or 0.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 3.12 points, or 0.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 23.45, or 0.5 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 462.33 points, or 2.6 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 66.95 points, or 3.3 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 335.69 points, or 7.1 percent.