Carl Icahn

Stocks slip from record highs as energy companies fall

U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are slipping and technology stocks, which have risen every day in February, are also down.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 20,743 as of 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 3 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,362. The Nasdaq composite shed 8 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,857. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks slid 6 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,404.

All four indexes closed at record highs Tuesday. Thanks to big gains for technology stocks this year, the Nasdaq is up almost 9 percent so far in...