Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Thursday, breaking a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 index.
The losses were broad, with health care, financial, energy and communications companies accounting for much of the decline. The sell-off came as investors weighed mixed economic data and company earnings reports while keeping an eye on Washington, where U.S. and Chinese negotiators resumed talks aimed at settling their costly trade dispute.
The S&P 500 index fell 9.82 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,774.88.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 103.81 points, or 0.4 percent, to 25,850.63.
The Nasdaq composite declined 29.36 points, or 0.4 percent, to 7,459.71.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 6.11 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,575.55.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 0.72 points, or 0.03 percent.
The Dow is down 32.62 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 12.70 points, or 0.2 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 6.30 points, or 0.4 percent.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 268.03 points, or 10.7 percent.
The Dow is up 2,523.17 points, or 10.8 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 824.43 points, or 12.4 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 226.99 points, or 16.8 percent.