Falling bank stocks nudge S&P 500 a bit further from record

U.S. stock indexes took a modest step back Thursday, though they remain close to their record highs. Bank stocks fell more than the rest of the market as bond yields eased. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,342, as of 9:56 a.m. Eastern time. It's on pace for its second straight decline after setting a record high Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 65 points, or 0.3 percent, to 20,557 after hitting an all-time high Thursday. It's...