The Dow Jones industrial average fell 159 points in Wednesday trading to close at 17,730.

The S&P 500 fell 23 points to 2,080.

The Nasdaq fell 33 points to 5,123.

The LABJ Stock Index fell three points to 241.

Gainers and Losers

Wednesday’s biggest gainer among stocks trading above $1 was Second Sight Medical Products Inc. Shares rose 7 percent on the day, closing at $5.23.

BreitBurn Energy Partners was Wednesday’s biggest loser among stocks trading above $1. Shares fell 18 percent on the day, closing at $1.30 one day after the Los Angeles oil and gas drilling partnership announced it would suspend shareholder distributions immediately. Shares fell more than 20 percent on Tuesday.

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