How Major US Stock Indexes Fared Dec. 6

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Stocks closed lower on Wall Street after another sharp slide for the price of crude dragged down big oil-and-gas stocks.
The S&P 500 fell 0.4 percent Wednesday for its third straight loss, locking in its longest losing streak since October. Each of those drops was modest, though, and the index remains near its highest level in 20 months.
The Dow fell 0.2 percent, and the Nasdaq lost 0.6 percent.
Energy stocks had the worst drops by far after the price of crude oil sank more than 4 percent, touching its lowest level since June. Marathon Petroleum fell 3.9 percent.
Treasury yields fell.
On Wednesday:
The S&P 500 fell 17.84 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,549.34….

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