(Corrects unofficial close to remove “22” and read “several” in reference to S&P’s debt downgrades of banks)
NEW YORK, June 17 (Reuters) - The Nasdaq rose on Wednesday, lifted by technology and biotech shares. But financials weighed down the Dow and S&P 500 on uncertainties about the Obama administration’s proposed regulatory reforms and after Standard and Poor’s cut debt ratings on several U.S. banks.
The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI dropped 7.49 points, or 0.09 percent, to close unofficially at 8,497.18. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index .SPX fell 1.26 points, or 0.14 percent, to end unofficially at 910.71. But the Nasdaq Composite Index .IXIC gained 11.88 points, or 0.66 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,808.06. (Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Jan Paschal)