As prices for oil, metals and other commodities weakened, stocks closed lower on Wednesday. Energy and mining companies suffered the biggest declines.
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower today as travel companies in particular sink after the terrorist attacks in Brussels.
Banks and other financial companies got a boost after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that the central bank was still likely to raise interest rates this year.
U.S. stocks finished lower today due to concerns about slowing global growth. The Dow declined 179.92 points, or 1.1%, and the Nasdaq Index dropped 72.23 points, or 1.5%.