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Wall Street closes mixed and the Dow Jones falls 0.18%

New York, Sep 16 (EFE) .- Wall Street closed this Thursday in mixed terrain and its main indicator, the Dow Jones of Industrialists, fell 0.18% after a day marked by new data on the United States economy.

At the close of the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones lost 63.07 points, to 34,751.32, while the selective S&P 500 fell 0.16% or 6.95 integers, to 4,473.75.

The Nasdaq index, which brings together the most important technology companies, rose 0.13% or 20.40 units, standing at 15,181.92.

The session was irregular due to doubts about the economic recovery in the country and the losses previously recorded in Asian markets.

The New York stock market reacted to better-than-expected data on retail sales in August, rising 0.7% from the previous month despite fears of the delta variant of the coronavirus.

On the other hand, the number of applications for unemployment benefits, an indicator of the labor market, rose last week to 332,000 after previously being at its lowest level since the pandemic was declared in March of last year.

September is usually a weak month on Wall Street and the slowdown is already being observed after seven months on the rise that have taken the main indices to all-time highs.

Most sectors ended in red, led by basic materials (-1.09%) and energy (-1.06%), while the most benefited today was non-essential goods (0.44%). ).

Among the thirty listed on the Dow Jones, the losses of Goldman Sachs (-1.36%), MSD (-1.25%) and Dow Inc (-1.21%) stood out.

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