Bank stocks had an off day Wednesday, following Tuesday's gain of more than 1% in the Standard & Poor's bank stock index.

The bank index retreated 1.01%, the Standard & Poor's 500 dropped 0.58%, and the Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.22%.

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