The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 23.66 points, or 0.2%, to 13511.23, snapping a five-day winning streak that had added 1.5% to the blue-chip index.
Boeing fell $2.60, or 3.4%, to $74.34, after Japan's All Nippon Airways (9202.TO)
The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index edged up 0.29 point, or 0.02%, to 1472.63, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 6.76 points, or 0.2%, to 3117.54.
Financial shares were also positive, after a spate of bank earnings led by J.P. Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs Group (GS)
J.P. Morgan rose 47 cents, or 1%, to 46.82, after fourth-quarter earnings at the bank surged on strong revenue. The bank also made public an internal report outlining mistakes and oversights by executives who played a role in the trading loss of more than $6 billion last year by a group of London-based traders in its Chief Investment Office.
Goldman Sachs advanced 5.50, or 4.1%, to 141.09, after fourth-quarter profit exceeded expectations, powered by a surge in investment-bank revenue and a jump in net revenue.
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Kim Caughey Forrest, senior equity strategist at Fort Pitt Capital Group, a financial advisory firm in Pittsburgh, said that while she was impressed by the market's resilience in recent days, the buying seemed to be tepid and constrained by concerns over the economic outlook and expectations for partisan bickering in Washington.
"I don't feel the love; people are putting money to work as opposed to seeing great opportunities and finding money to put there," Ms. Forrest said.
In economic news, consumer prices remained unchanged and industrial production rose in December, both in line with expectations. Meanwhile, an index of sentiment among home builders was below expectations. The Federal Reserve, in its beige book of anecdotal economic activity, noted modest or moderate growth around the country.
Elsewhere, the World Bank said it expects the global economy to expand by just 2.4% this year, down from its June projection for global growth of 3%.
Asian stocks finished broadly lower. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell 2.6% after the country's economy minister said on Tuesday that a substantially weaker yen wasn't good for the economy.
In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 edged up less than a point, while France's CAC-40 gained 0.3%.
Crude-oil prices rose 1%, to settle at $94.24 a barrel, following an unexpected decline in U.S. crude inventories. Gold slipped less than 0.1%, to settle at $1,682.70 a troy ounce. The dollar fell against the yen and edged higher against the euro. Demand for Treasurys rose, pushing the yield on the 10-year note down to 1.823%.
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