U.S. Stocks Close Lower As Energy Shares Decline

By Anora Mahmudova Markets MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stock-market indexes closed slightly lower on Tuesday, driven by losses in in the energy, telecoms and health-care sectors. The main benchmarks posted daily losses for the second straight session, after weeks of gains that took markets to record levels. The S&P 500 ended down 6.93 points, or 0.3%, at 2,368.38. The Nasdaq Composite declined 15.25 points, or 0.3% at 5,833.93. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 29.99 points or 0.1%, to 20,924.35.

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