US stocks decline for 3rd straight day
NEW YORK (AFP) - US stocks on Wednesday retreated for the third straight session on another quiet news day that left investors searching for direction.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 48.07 (0.31 per cent) to 15,470.67.
The broad-based S&P 500 gave up 6.46 (0.38 per cent) at 1,690.91, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index fell 11.76 (0.32 per cent) to 3,654.01.
Analysts said markets are still steadying themselves after the barrage of corporate earnings and economic data releases in recent weeks.