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Aug. 26, 2021, 2:19 p.m. EDT

U.S. stock market slide to Thursday lows as investors focus on Jackson Hole, and as at least 60 Afghans killed in Kabul attack

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By Mark Decambre

U.S. stock benchmarks were at session lows Thursday afternoon as investor awaited guidance from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at a virtual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, and amid reports that at least 60 Afghans and four U.S. troops were killed near Kabul airport during U.S.-led evacuation efforts from the Taliban-controlled country. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.17% was down 140 points, or 0.4%, at 35,266, the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.84% was down 0.5% at 4,475, while the Nasdaq Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -1.92% was trading 0.4% lower at 14,986. Heading to the Friday speech by Powell, money managers have mostly been focused on cues on the central bank's plans for tapering stimulus measures.

/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
34,580.08
-59.71 -0.17%
Volume: 444.85M
Dec. 3, 2021 5:35p
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US : S&P US
4,538.43
-38.67 -0.84%
Volume: 2.71B
Dec. 3, 2021 5:35p
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US : Nasdaq
15,085.47
-295.85 -1.92%
Volume: 4.96M
Dec. 3, 2021 5:16p
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