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Wall Street closes mixed, Dow down nearly 300 pts

Stocks on Wall Street ended the session on Thursday mixed as the Dow Jones dropped nearly 300 points.

Following Wednesday's rally on the back of a possible coronavirus treatment, today's session was marked by the latest report on jobless claims. Meanwhile, investors looked to corporate earnings, with giants Apple and Amazon set to report their results after the closing bell.

The Dow closed 288 points lower as American Express led the losses. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 lost 0.92% with Harley-Davidson among the weakest performers. The Nasdaq 100 was up 0.20% at the end of trading; Facebook and Amazon topped the chart, rising 5.42% and 4.27%, respectively.

Breaking the News / JC