Stock prices down 1.3%-1.6%, with small-cap issues slipping into a correction

Stocks continued their volatile ways of the past two weeks on Wednesday, with the Dow losing 238 points or 1.4% while the S&P 500 (-1.3%) and NASDAQ (-1.6%) were each losing ground for the seventh time in 10 sessions. Smaller stocks, for a change, performed no worse than their big-cap counterparts, but that is not saying much: the S&P 600 SmallCaps lost 1.3% and the Russell 2000 lost 1.5%.
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