US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St gives up gains as Treasury yields climb

NEW YORK, Feb 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday in a rocky session after the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting pushed yields on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note to a four-year high.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 168 points, or 0.67 percent, to 24,796.75, the S&P 500 lost 14.87 points, or 0.55 percent, to 2,701.39 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 16.08 points, or 0.22 percent, to 7,218.23. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by James Dalgleish)