Major indexes fell, weighed down by declines in shares of technology companies. The Dow industrials declined 0.2%.
Two retailers have dipped further from their 52-week highs than any stocks in the S&P 500
It was quite the recipe for a bad day in the U.S. stock market. Add Fed fears, escalating tensions with North Korea and Germany’s election results, and all three major U.S. equity indices felt the pressure. The tech-laden Nasdaq Composite had the biggest fall, down almost 0.9%, or 56.3 points, to close at 6370.59, as the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) fell 1.2% to $57.87.