How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday
The Dow Jones industrial average eked out another record high close on Wednesday, while the other major stock indexes ended lower. Investors had their eye on the latest batch of corporate earnings, as well as another day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
The Dow rose 15.38 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,224.57.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 1.62 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,113.86.
The Nasdaq composite dipped 0.99 point, or 0.02 percent, to 4,967.14.
For the week:
The Dow is up 84.13 points, or 0.5 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 3.56 points, or 0.2 percent.
The Nasdaq has gained 11.17 points, or 0.2 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 401.50 points, or 2.3 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 54.96 points, or 2.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 231.08 points, or 4.9 percent.