Stocks closed lower Thursday, skidding into negative territory in the final hour of trade, after President Donald Trump said he would hold a news conference on China on Friday, rattling investors who had been enjoying a rally on optimism about an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

hat are major indexes doing?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.57% closed down 147.63 points, or 0.6%, at 25,400.64, well off its intraday high at 25,758.79, a gain of more than 210 points. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 SPX, -0.21% lost 6.40 points, or 0.2%, to end at 3,029.73. The Nasdaq Composite Index <a data-track-hover="QuotePeek" data-charting-symbol="INDEX/US/XNAS/COMP" class="qt-chip negative" href="https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/index/COMP?mod=MW_story_quote"

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