U.S. stocks finished mostly lower on Wednesday, but that didn't stop the Dow Jones Industrial Average from posting its ninth straight record close -- its longest such streak since Jan. 20, 1987. The blue-chip gauge gained 32.60 points, or 0.2%, to 20,775.60, led by DuPont Inc. , Nike Inc. and 3M Company . Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index shed 2.58 points, or 0.1%, to 2,362.80, as a drop in crude-oil prices weighed on energy shares. The Nasdaq Composite Index slipped 5.32 points, or 0.1%, to 5,860.63. Stocks pared earlier gains after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting highlighted the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's fiscal policies. Tesla Inc. , Square Inc. and Fitbit Inc. will report earnings after the close.
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