S&P 500 closes higher to come within hair's breadth of new record

U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Wednesday following a batch of weak earnings from high-profile firms such as Walt Disney Co. and Snap Inc. However, Nasdaq extended its winning streak to a fifth session as technology shares outperformed the broader market. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.03% slid less than a point to 2,857 while the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.18% shed 45 points, or 0.2%, to 25,583. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.06% rose 4 points to 7,888. [Corrects headline in earlier version with incorrect market direction.]

See Full Story Stocks end mostly lower, but Nasdaq ekes out longest win streak in 5 months

U.S. stock-market indexes close mostly lower on Wednesday as investors grapple with a fresh round of tariff clashes between the Trump administration and China and a batch of weak earnings from high-profile firms such as Walt Disney Co. and Snap Inc.

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