Stocks Lose Steam but Dow Ekes Out Gain

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a fourth-straight gain Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it was ready to keep interest rates near zero for three more years and underpin the economy even in the face of inflation.

Still, stocks lost some of their steam in the last hour of trading. The Dow finished up 36.78 points, or 0.1%, at 28032.38 after trading up more than 360 points following the central bank’s announcement. The S&P 500 slipped into negative territory by the end of trading, closing down 0.5%, or…