US Stock Market Overview - Stocks Close Mixed with Nasdaq Paces the Gains

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index, left and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul South Korea Friday

Wall Street closes down as late buying fails to overcome COVID concerns

Early coronavirus testing data from US states and cities, including Minnesota, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked global protests, suggest recent mass gatherings haven't led to a marked uptick in new cases.

The S&P 500 closed off 0.56%, the Dow lost 0.8% and the Nasdaq managed to eke out a gain of 0.03%. The Nasdaq Composite was up 83.02 points, or 0.83%, at 10,026.07. All three major averages posted modest weekly gains. The Dow and S&P 500 were each up at least 1% week to date while the Nasdaq has risen 3.5%.

Shares of cruise line operators took a leg down after the Cruise Lines International Association announced suspension of cruise operations from USA ports, citing the ongoing situation with the pandemic.

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Aron also announced that AMC will sell masks for a $1 at the door for customers who forgot to bring one. Donald Trump even said that he believes that people wear masks to "signal disapproval of him".


AMC Entertainment Holdings jumped 5.8 per cent on plans to reopen theatres at about 450 locations in the United States next month and the company expects returning to full-seating capacity around Thanksgiving.

Initial jobless claims edged down only slightly to 1.51 million from an upwardly-revised 1.57 million the previous week, while continuing claims - which are reported with a one-week lag but which are considered a more accurate measure of labor market dynamics - stayed stuck above the 20 million mark, defying expectations that they would fall below it for the first time since April. Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean dropped more than 7% each, while Carnival fell 6%.

Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma were among the states that saw a record increase in new infections on Tuesday as businesses reopened.

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Additionally, there are more than 50 ship upgrades / talents to earn through gameplay. EA also announced Apex Legends Season 5 with the Lost Treasures Collection Event.


Earlier in the week, investors had been cheered by a string of economic data suggesting that the US economy is recovering, with retail sales rebounding and jobless claims easing. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected a print of 1.3 million.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note settled at 0.696%, up from 0.693% Thursday. Crude oil prices moved higher but were unable to close above $40 per barrel.

Some investors also pointed to a Bloomberg report here, that said China plans to accelerate the purchase of US farm goods to comply with the Phase 1 trade deal, as a reason for the strength in USA stocks.

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