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US stocks end lower as market momentum evaporates
US stocks end lower as market momentum evaporates

New York, April 8 (TIWN) US equities surrendered their earlier gains to finish lower as market momentum eased in late session.

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 26.13 points, or 0.12 per cent, to close at 22,653.86. The S&P 500 was down 4.27 points, or 0.16 per cent, to 2,659.41. The Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 25.98 points, or 0.33 per cent, to 7,887.26, reported Xinhua news agency reported

The major averages rallied earlier in the session with the 30-stock index surging more than 900 points at the highs.

On the data front, small-business owners'' confidence in the U.S. economy dropped by the most ever in March as the coronavirus outbreak devastates the economy, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

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