Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 struggle to extend record run

U.S. stocks were moderately lower on Tuesday, pressured by falling energy shares following a sharp drop lower in oil prices, after the S&P 500 and the Dow closed the previous session at records.

The S&P 500 SPX, -0.38% was off by 9 points, or 0.4%, to 2,443, with 10 of the 11 main sectors trading lower. The energy sector was down 1.7%, leading the losers but the main benchmark was only a few points below its record close set on Monday.

Crude oil CLN7, -2.69% sank to a fresh seven-month low, falling more than 2% to $43.05 a barrel.

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