Updated from 3:04 p.m. EDTAfter suffering through a day of gloom and volatility, U.S. stocks closed with modest losses Wednesday as traders await the outcome of a Senate vote on the Bush administration's rescue package for the financial system. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had been down some 218 points earlier, ended the day off 19.59 points, or 0.2%, at 10,831.07, and the S&P 500 lost 5.3 points, or 0.5%, at 1161.06. The Nasdaq gave back 22.48 points, or 1.1%, to 2069.4. Investors were still waiting for news on a $700 billion financial-sector bailout proposal rejected by the House of Representatives on Monday.
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