Published: Oct 24, 2012 4:12 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 25, 2012 6:31 AM EDT

Stock indexes are closing with slight losses, giving up modest gains from earlier in the day.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25 points to close at 13,077 Wednesday, a day after one of its worst drops this year.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gave up four points to end at 1,409. The Nasdaq composite index fell nine points to 2,982.

The market began to fade after 2 p.m., when the Federal Reserve repeated its assessment that the U.S. economy still needed help to increase growth and lower unemployment.

Netflix plunged 12 percent after slashing its target for full-year subscriber growth.

About four stocks fell for every three that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was average at 3.4 billion shares.