U.S. stock indexes retreated from their record heights Tuesday after a slump in the price of oil weighed on energy companies.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index slid 16.43 points, or 0.7%, to 2,437.03, and the Dow Jones industrial average fell 61.85 points, or 0.3%, to 21,467.14. Both the S&P 500 and Dow had set records Monday thanks to big gains from technology stocks.
The Nasdaq composite declined 50.98 points, or 0.8%, to 6,188.03. The Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks slumped 15.11 points, or 1.1%, to 1,402.97.
Losses were widespread across the market, with five stocks dropping on the New York Stock Exchange for every two that rose. Many of the sharpest...