Stocks Ended Lower after Vaccine-fueled Rally

U.S. stocks ended lower on Tuesday, as momentum from vaccine-fueled rally lost steam. The Dow Industrial Average fell 167.09 points, or 0.56%, to 29,783.35. The S&P 500 declined 17.38 points, or 0.48%, to 3,609.53. The Nasdaq Composite gave up 24.79 points, or 0.21%, to 11,899.34.

Oil futures ended on a mixed note Tuesday, with U.S. benchmark prices slightly higher but the global Brent benchmark a bit lower, as traders mull the next move for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and their allies. West Texas Intermediate crude for December delivery rose 9 cents, or 0.2%, to settle at $41.43 a barrel. January Brent crude fell by 7 cents, or 0.2%, at $43.75 a barrel.

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