Questions about the Trump administration’s stance on trade continued to guide Wall Street Wednesday and stocks finished mixed after President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser resigned. He had opposed the administration’s planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slid 1.32 points, or less than 0.1 percent, at 2,726.80.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 82.76 points, or 0.3 percent, to 24,801.36.
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The Nasdaq composite rose 24.64 points, or 0.3 percent, to 7,396.65.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks climbed 12.33 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,574.53.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 35.55 points, or 1.3 percent.
The Dow is up 263.30 points, or 1.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 138.78 points, or 1.9 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 41.36 points, or 2.7 percent.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 53.19 points, or 2 percent.
The Dow is up 82.14 points, or 0.3 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 493.26 points, or 7.1 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 39.02 points, or 2.5 percent.