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Dow, S&P 500 close lower as Nasdaq Composite ekes out back-to-back gains in volatile Thursday action

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Dow, S&P 500 close lower as Nasdaq Composite ekes out back-to-back gains in volatile Thursday action
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U.S. equity markets on Thursday finished well off session lows, with the Nasdaq Composite booking consecutive gains but the S&P 500 and the Dow notching slight losses, as investors parsed economic reports ahead of a key gathering of policy makers next week. The turbulence in the session, similar to what the market has exhibited over the past week, came even as August retail sales produced an unexpected rise and a measure of activity in the Philadelphia Federal Reserve district that was stronger