Lagging shares were Nuvista Energy Ltd., down 10.7 per cent, Uni-Select Inc, down 6.6 per cent, and Bausch Health Companies Inc., lower by 5.3 per cent.
In the week ending August 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 213,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The S&P technology index .SPLRCT fell 1 percent, with Intel down 2.8 percent after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "sell".
The Nasdaq is up 935.72 points, or 13.6 per cent.
But all three ended the day in the red: the Dow fell 196.09 points (0.77 per cent) to 25,313.14 while the S&P and Nasdaq shed 20.30 points (0.71 per cent) and 52.67 points (0.67 per cent) respectively to finish at 2,833.28 and 7,839.11.
Markets in Europe were also turbulent with Germany's DAX falling two percent, French CAC 40 falling nearly two percent, and Britain's FTSE 100 declining 0.8 percent. Occidental Petroleum (OXY.N) fell 4.2 percent after it maintained a tepid production forecast for the year.
Shares in trade-sensitive companies fell.
Crude oil prices failed to make a decisive recovery on Thursday even though the USA sanctions against Iran went into effect on Thursday and the S&P 500 Energy Index closed the day 0.9% lower. Citigroup, the most global of the major USA banks, fell 2.7 percent.
Rite Aid (RAD.N) fell 11.5 percent after the drug store chain and US grocer Albertsons Cos ABS.N agreed to terminate their merger agreement. The number of Tesla shares sold short rebounded and are now higher than before Chief Executive Elon Musk on Tuesday proposed taking the electric auto maker private, according to data from financial technology and analytics firm S3 Partners.
Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.15-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.31-to-1 ratio favored advancers.
About 6.7 billion shares changing hands on USA exchanges. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 57.07 points, or 0.72 per cent, to 7,834.71 at the opening bell.
Chelsea's pre-season woes in front of goal vanished into thin air as Sarriball did not take too long to hit top gear. I saw our spirit, togetherness and good attitude today, which is what we will need to be competitive this season.
He proposed the existence of solar wind - a steady, supersonic stream of particles blasting off the sun - 60 years ago. Eastern on Sunday after an initial launch attempt on Saturday was scrubbed because of a last-minute technical glitch .
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Guice injured the knee on an impressive 34-yard run that was ultimately called back because of a holding penalty. His season is officially over before it really got started. "So, control what you can control".
Monsanto launched Roundup in 1976 and soon thereafter began genetically modifying plants, making some resistant to Roundup . Johnson's lawyer, Brent Wisner , said the jury's verdict showed there was "overwhelming" evidence against the product.
The current branches of the United States military are the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force. Given the stakes about building a new branch of the military, the issue is likely to be a political football.
Chris Taylor and Brian Dozier homered in a three-run ninth inning that snapped a 5-5 tie, and Los Angeles beat Colorado in Denver. Haniger, Denard Span and Jean Segura combined for 10 hits and seven RBIs with a homer each off Verlander.
Scientists are anxious that Tahlequah, or J35, is not getting adequate food because she has been carrying her baby for so long. Scarlet is among a group of endangered, rapidly dwindling Southern Resident killer whales that frequent the Pacific Northwest.
Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko to join AC Milan on a season-long loan, according to Sky sources. Bakayoko joined Chelsea last summer from Monaco in a £40 million deal and started 25 Premier League games.
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