U.S. stocks ended Wednesday's thinly-traded session lower. The S&P 500 has declined in five of the past six sessions. A selloff in energy shares following a drop in oil prices weighed on major indexes. Trading volumes were lower than usual as bond markets and banks were closed in observance of Veterans Day. The S&P 500 closed 6.72 points, or 0.3%, lower at 2,075.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 56.99 points, or 0.3%, to 17,702.22. The Nasdaq Composite ended the day down 16.22 points, or 0.3%, at 5,067.02.
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