Shares drop as Middle East tensions prompt caution

 Shares drop as Middle East tensions prompt caution

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes declined on Tuesday as investor caution persisted amid the U.S.-Iran standoff and energy shares fell as oil prices gave back some recent gains.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> fell 120.04 points, or 0.42%, to 28,583.34, the S&P 500 <.SPX> lost 9.13 points, or 0.28%, to 3,237.15 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> dropped 2.88 points, or 0.03%, to 9,068.58.

(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2020 04:05:55 IST