Stock Market Today: May 28, 2015
The U.S. stock market opened sharply lower this morning, as traders turned their attention to developments overseas. Nonetheless, in the United States the major averages were able to pare their losses in the afternoon. In fact, at the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 37 points; the S&P 500 Index was lower by three points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was off nine points. Most stocks encountered setbacks today, as decliners led advancers by a narrow margin on the NYSE.