Wall Street ends 2014 with a whimper

US STOCKS declined on the last day of 2014, but the year will still be remembered as a good one for Wall Street.

The S&P 500 lost just over 1% on Wednesday, but jumped around 11% for the year.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.9% on December 31, but celebrated gains of more than 7% over 2014.