How the Dow Jones average fared Wednesday

How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major averages did Wednesday

Associated Press

U.S. stocks closing slightly lower Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it was shutting down a bond-buying program because the economy no longer needs as much help.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 31.44 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,974.31.

The S&P 500 fell 2.75 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,982.30

The Nasdaq composite fell 15.07 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,549.23.

For the week:

The Dow is up 168.90 points, or 1 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 17.72 points, or 0.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 65.51 points, or 1.5 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 397.65 points, or 2.4 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 133.94 points, or 7.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 372.64 points, or 8.9 percent.

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