Dow Ends Day Down 53
Stocks fall for first time this week
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 21, 2017 3:16 PM CDT
Trader Michael Smyth works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street, erasing the market's gains from a day earlier, the AP reports. Technology stocks fell the most Thursday. Apple lost 1.7%. Supermarket operators and other consumer-focused stocks also fell. Kroger slid 2.8%. Harry Potter publisher Scholastic sank 7% after reporting a disappointing quarter. Industrial companies and banks led the gainers. General Electric rose 1.8%. It was the first decline for the market this week. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 7 points, or 0.3%, to 2,500. The Dow Jones industrials fell 53 points, or 0.2%, to 22,359. The Nasdaq composite lost 33 points, or 0.5%, to 6,422.

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