Epic US Markets Update
The Dow Jones industrial average ended up 26.45 points, or 0.18 percent, at 14,802.98. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 0.95 point, or 0.06 percent, at 1,656.40. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 17.06 points, or 0.46 percent, at 3,677.78.
The Nasdaq fell as much as 1 percent, with defensive sectors such as telecommunications and utilities rising on the day.