US stocks close lower as tech stocks sink – MarketWatch

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U.S. stocks finished lower Thursday as investors shifted out of tech stocks and a selloff of energy shares continued from Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial Average DJIA, -0.74% fell 158.13 points, or 0.7%, to close at 21,320.04, with big losses in shares of General Electric Co. GE, -3.80% and Intel Corp. INTC, -2.07% leading the average lower. The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.94% declined 22.79 points, or 0.9%, to end at 2,409.75, led lower by the telecom, real estate, and energy sectors. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -1.00% closed down 61.39 points, or 1%, at 6,089.46.