Stocks Ended Mixed, Nasdaq Snapped Losing Streak

U.S. stocks ended mixed on Wednesday, as a bounce by tech stocks allowed the Nasdaq Composite to snap a three-day losing streak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 39.73 points, or 0.16%, to 24,140.91. The S&P 500 lost 0.3 point, or 0.01%, to 2,629.27. The Nasdaq Composite added 14.16 points, or 0.21%, to 6,776.38.

Oil finished lower on Wednesday, as a weekly jump in U.S. gasoline stockpiles pulled crude futures to their lowest level since mid-November. January West Texas Intermediate crude lost $1.66, or 2.9%, to settle at $55.96 a barrel. Brent oil for February gave up $1.64, or 2.6%, to $61.22 a barrel.

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