U.S. stocks ended lower Wednesday, with the energy and financial sectors the largest drags on performance.
Corporate news was light for the day.
In economic news, the May Consumer Price Index increased 0.1 percent, which was lower than April but in line with consensus estimates.
Treasury bond prices rose, as interest rates fell slightly.
Volume on the New York Stock Exchange was moderate, with 707.3 million shares traded. Decliners outnumbered advancers.
Gold rose 46 cents to $1,333.08, silver fell 2 cents to $14.78, and crude oil fell $2.26 to $51.01 a barrel.
The 30-year Treasury yield closed lower at 2.61 percent, and the 10-year Treasury yield finished lower at 2.12 percent.