How major US stock indexes fared on Wednesday

How major US stock indexes fared on Wednesday

U.S. stock indexes took another small step backward on Wednesday after a plunge in the price of oil dragged down shares of energy producers. The losses overshadowed gains for technology companies and other areas of the market.On Wednesday:The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 0.30 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,629.27.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 39.73 points, or 0.2 percent, to 24,140.91.The Nasdaq composite rose 14.16, or 0.2 percent, to 6,776.38.The Russell 2000 index of sm...