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How S&P 500, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Russell 2000 performed on Wednesday


Amid concerns about the possible impacts of the new variant of the Omicron coronavirus on the economy, U.S. stock indexes fell more than 1% on Wednesday.

The afternoon reversal is the last dizzying move in recent days as the omicron variant spreads.

Wall Street was already down in the afternoon when the White House announced that the first confirmed case of the omicron variant had been found in the United States, in a person recently returned from South Africa.

Wednesday:

The S&P 500 lost 53.96 points, or 1.2%, to 4,513.04.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 461.68 points, or 1.3%, to 34,022.04.

The Nasdaq lost 283.64 points, or 1.8%, to 15,254.05.

The Russell 2000 Small Business Index lost 51.49 points, or 2.3%, to 2,147.42.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is down 81.58 points, or 1.8%.

The Dow Jones is down 877.30 points, or 2.5%.

The Nasdaq is down 237.61 points, or 1.5%.

The Russell 2000 is down 98.51 points, or 4.4%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 756.97 points, or 20.2%.

The Dow Jones is up 3,415.56 points, or 11.2%.

The Nasdaq is up 2,365.77 points, or 18.4%.

The Russell 2000 is up 172.57 points, or 8.7%.

With contributions from the agency


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