Stocks are closing slightly lower after the US government said economic growth slowed more than expected in the summer. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 23 points, or 0.1%, to 17,756 Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell a point to 2,089. The Nasdaq composite gave up 21 points, or 0.4%, to 5,074.
Companies including Buffalo Wild Wings and camera maker GoPro plunged Thursday after reporting weak earnings. The drug company Allergan rose sharply after it confirmed it has held talks with rival Pfizer about a sale. Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.17%. (Read more Dow Jones stories.)