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US: Dow, S&P 500 fall; Nasdaq up, back near 5,000

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 08:37
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The Dow and S&P 500 on Thursday gave back some of their gains from the prior session, while the Nasdaq edged up closer to 5,000.

[NEW YORK] The Dow and S&P 500 on Thursday gave back some of their gains from the prior session, while the Nasdaq edged up closer to 5,000.

The closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 117.16 points (0.65 per cent) to 17,959.03, while the broad-based S&P 500 shed 10.23 (0.49 per cent) to 2,089.27.

The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 9.55 (0.19 per cent) to 4,992.38, lifting it closer to the psychologically important 5,000 level for only the second time in 15 years.

AFP