U.S. stocks fell slightly on Thursday as investors digested mixed headlines on the progress of trade negotiations, with reports saying that China had invited American negotiators to Beijing for face-to-face talks, even though the U.S. Congress passed a bill supporting protesters in Hong Kong late Wednesday.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 67 points, or 0.2%, to 27,754. The S&P 500 was down 7 points, or 0.2%, to 3,102. The Nasdaq Composite retreated 22 points, or 0.3%, to 8,505.
On Wednesday, the Dow Industrials fell 112.93 points, or 0.4%, to close at 27,821, while the S&P 500 lost 0.4% to end at 3,108.46. The Nasdaq Composite, which briefly traded above the neutral line in the late morning, closed 0.5% lower at 8,526.73.
Source : Marketwatch