US closes in the red with COVID vaccines in focus

Friday, 17. September 2021 22:00

Shares on the major stock market indexes in the United States ended the trading session on Friday with losses after the US Food and Drug Administration voted against using Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccines as booster shots for the general population.

On the data front, worse-than-expected September's consumer confidence report seemingly impacted the sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.48%, or 166 points, as the session ended with Dow Inc. down by 2.89%. The Nasdaq 100 concurrently tumbled 1.18%, as Copart dived 5.46%. The S&P 500 plunged 0.92% at the same time. Unum Group plummeted 6.04%, as the benchmark's worst performer. The euro surrendered 0.29% compared to the dollar, selling for 1.17306 at 3:59 pm ET.

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