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How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks closed slightly lower Tuesday as weakness in big technology companies pulled the market just below the record high it set a day earlier.

Health care stocks jumped on stronger-than-expected reports from drugmakers, but losses by internet and media companies held the market in check. The modest market pullback came a day before the Federal Reserve was scheduled to deliver its latest interest rate policy update.

On Tuesday:

The S&P 500 slipped 2.53 points, or 0.1%, to 3,036.89.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 19.26 points, or 0.1%, to 27,071.46.

The Nasdaq composite slid 49.13 points, or 0.6%, to 8,276.85.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 5.14 points, or 0.3%, to 1,577.07.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 14.34 points, or 0.5%.

The Dow is up 113.40 points, or 0.4%.

The Nasdaq is up 33.73 points, or 0.4%.

The Russell 2000 is up 18.36 points, or 1.2%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 530.04 points, or 21.1%.

The Dow is up 3,744 points, or 16%.

The Nasdaq is up 1,641.57 points, or 24.7%.

The Russell 2000 is up 228.51 points, or 16.9%.

The Associated Press