How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Thursday, breaking a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 index.The losses were broad, with health care, financial, energy and communications companies accounting for much of the decline. The sell-off came as investors weighed mixed economic data and company earnings reports while keeping an eye on Washington, where U.S. and Chinese negotiators resumed talks aimed at settling their costly trade dispute.On Thursday:The S&P 500 index fell 9.82 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 2,774.88.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 103.81 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 25,850.63.The Nasdaq composite declined 29.36 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 7,459.71.The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 6.11 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 1,575.55.For the week:The S&P 500 is down 0.72 points, or 0.03 per cent.The Dow is down 32.62 points, or 0.1 per cent.The Nasdaq is down 12.70 points, or 0.2 per cent.The Russell 2000 is up 6.30 points, or 0.4 per cent.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 268.03 points, or 10.7 per cent.The Dow is up 2,523.17 points, or 10.8 per cent.The Nasdaq is up 824.43 points, or 12.4 per cent.The Russell 2000 is up 226.99 points, or 16.8 per cent.The Associated Press read more