Stocks Ended Mostly Lower, Nasdaq Slid over 1%

U.S. stocks ended mostly lower on Wednesday, with weakness in tech shares weighing on the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 22.51 points, or 0.09%, to 25,974.99. The S&P 500 lost 8.12 points, or 0.28%, to 2,888.60. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 96.07 points, or 1.19%, to 7,995.17.

Oil prices settled at their lowest levels in about a week on Wednesday as a major storm that passed through the Gulf of Mexico missed the bulk of the oil and natural-gas operations in the region. October West Texas Intermediate crude fell $1.15, or 1.7%, to settle at $68.72 a barrel. November Brent was down 90 cents, or 1.2%, to settle at $77.27 a barrel.

Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter (TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey took to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding their companies’ efforts to counter disinformation campaigns by foreign governments seeking to influence U.S. elections.

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