A late slide pulls major US indexes just below record highs
The benchmark S&P 500 gave up 0.3%. The Dow and the Nasdaq each fell 0.2%.
Trading was relatively quiet with many investors having closed out their positions for the year.
Cruise lines fell after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that passengers avoid cruise travel, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Crude oil prices rose slightly.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.51%.