Despite a sharp rally in the final hour of trading, the markets weren't able to emerge into positive territory for the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
The biggest news event of the day was the 2 p.m. ET release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's June policy meeting. Stocks fell sharply following the release, with the Dow falling as much as 118 points in response to what was considered a tone less supportive of additional stimulus from the nation's central bank. Specifically, the report indicated that while "a few members" of the Federal Open Market Committee supported additional stimulus during the meeting, "several others" were convinced that additional moves were necessary only if economic conditions worsened or inflation fell consistently below its 2% benchmark.
Among individual Dow components, economically sensitive industrials Boeing
Moving to the S&P 500, the biggest loser on the day was electronics retailer Best Buy
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