Nasdaq Ends Thursday Down 85 Points Dow and S&P500 also see declines By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Dec 3, 2015 3:55 PM CST 2 comments Comments (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) (Newser) – Stocks fell sharply in the US on Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 251 points–or 1.4%–to close at 17,477. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 29 points–1.4% – to 2,049. And the Nasdaq declined 85 points–or 1.7%–to 5,037. Despite the overall decline, it was a mixed bag for retailers, with discount retailer Dollar Corp., supermarket operator Kroger, and purveyor of bulk everything Costco all up $1.80 or more. Meanwhile, American Eagle Outfitters, PVH Corp.–which owns Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, and Sears were all down. The biggest drop belonged to PVH Corp., which saw stocks drop $10.36.