Stocks ended slightly lower Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s September meeting highlighted the central bank’s willingness to raise rates until the economy slowed. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.03% ended with a loss of less than 0.1% at around 2,809, according to preliminary figures. Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.36% finished lower by 92 points, or 0.4%, to around 25,707, after having fallen by more than 300 points earlier in the day. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.04% fell 3 points, or less than 0.1%, to around 7,643. Minutes from the September meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, the central bank’s rate-setting group, showed Fed officials were in favor of pushing rates into restrictive territory. Equity investors are fearful over the prospect of higher borrowing costs after a surge in Treasury yields to multiyear highs helped send stocks lower last week. Shares of Netflix Inc. NFLX, +5.29% were up 5.6% after the streaming service beat expectations in third-quarter earnings.
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