United States stocks were set to open slightly higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 aiming at a fresh record as strong earnings helped weather the impact of trade tensions.
Shares of trade-sensitive companies also declined, including Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar, which were all down at least 1 per cent. The stock ended down 4.8 per cent.
Meanwhile, concerns over escalating trade conflict between the USA and China weighed on the trade-sensitive S&P 500 Industrials Index, which ended up losing 0.57% on the day.
The S&P technology index fell 1 percent, with Intel down 2.8 percent after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "sell".
Jorginho, Sarri debut with easy Chelsea win
I don't know if we can play the same way in England. "I've seen the spirit, attitude and togetherness we need for our season". While Sarri left smiling, Huddersfield manager David Wagner felt his side had shown encouraging signs despite the scoreline.
Rite Aid fell 10.9 percent and was the most heavily traded stock after the drug store chain and USA grocer Albertsons Cos agreed to terminate their merger agreement.
The Dow slid 149.44 points, or 0.6 percent. The S&P financial index was down 0.6 per cent. Rite Aid fell 11.5 per cent after the drug store chain and USA grocer Albertsons Cos agreed to terminate their merger agreement.
The tech-heavy index .IXIC was up 0.31 percent at 7,913.03, barely 0.25 percent away from hitting an all-time high.
Taliban launch attack on Afghan city, casualties
Meanwhile, the bodies of three Czech soldiers killed in a suicide bombing claimed by the Taliban in Afghanistan arrived in Prague. Police special forces have also been deployed to help block the Taleban advance on the city, an Afghan security official said.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a Labor Department report showed.
Chip stocks fell after Morgan Stanley downgraded the USA semiconductor industry.
Declining issues outnumbered advancers for a 1.63-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and for a 1.06-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq.
Charlottesville on edge on anniversary of deadly white-nationalist rallies
The number of people at Kessler's event could be lower than his estimate and likely will be dwarfed by counterprotests. On Saturday, Trump condemned "all types of racism" in a Twitter post marking the anniversary .
Oil prices were down slightly as the escalating China-U.S. trade dispute cast doubt on the outlook for crude demand. That compares with the 6.3 billion daily average for the past 20 trading days, according to Thomson Reuters data.