Dow, S&P 500 end at records after inflation comes in near expectations

Stocks ended mostly higher Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closing at records, after data showed inflation, while still running hot, moderated in July. The Dow ended with a gain of around 220 points, or 0.6%, near 35,485, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 advanced around 11 points, or 0.2%, to close near 4,448. The Nasdaq Composite lost ground, down around 23 points, or 0.2%, to finish near 14,765. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Dow, S&P 500 end at records after inflation comes in near expectations
Stocks ended mostly higher Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closing at records, after data showed inflation, while still running hot, moderated in July. The Dow ended with a gain of around 220 points, or 0.6%, near 35,485, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 advanced around 11 points, or 0.2%, to close near 4,448. The Nasdaq Composite lost ground, down around 23 points, or 0.2%, to finish near 14,765. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.