Rite Aid (RAD.N) fell 11.5 percent after the drug store chain and USA grocer Albertsons Cos ABS.N agreed to terminate their merger agreement.
S&P technology sector's 0.42 percent fall was led by chipmakers.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 4.08 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 1,686.80.
Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming This Weekend
A New Moon occurs on August 11 which will make the night skies ideal for meteor shower watching before and after the peak night. Last year, the meteor shower was more hard to see, as the moon was three quarters full.
The Russell 2000 is up 151.29 points, or 9.9 percent. In corporate news, shares of Dropbox Inc. were lower after a second-quarter earnings report, which also included news that Chief Operating Officer Dennis Woodside was stepping down and a post-IPO lockup on shares would expire earlier than previously planned.
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.
Investors fled to safe-haven assets, with the dollar rising to a 13-month high and USA bond yields slipping to a three-week low.
For the week, the Dow Jones reported a loss of 0.6%, the S&P 500 reported a loss of 0.3% and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.4%.
The S&P 500 is up 179.97 points, or 6.7 per cent.
Global team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea
They hunt in these groups, and animals that become isolated can suffer a potentially life-threatening food shortage, experts warn. In addition, since J35 has just given birth, she "may have extra lipid stores built up" that were preparing her body for nursing.
The S&P 500 fell 0.7 percent to close at 2,833.28 as financials and materials lagged.
For the week, the Dow fell 0.6 per cent and the S&P 500 dipped 0.3 per cent. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 3.46 points, or 0.04 percent, to 7,891.78.
Shares of trade-sensitive companies also declined, including Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar, which were all down at least 1 per cent.
Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.04-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.10-to-1 ratio favored advancers.
News Corp heralds digital on way to $US1.4b loss
News Corp said net loss available to shareholders narrowed to $372 million in the fourth quarter from $430 million a year earlier. Total revenue surged 30 percent to $2.69 billion, above estimates of $2.65 billion.
USA to Increase Tariffs on Turkish Aluminum, Steel
Erdogan has been putting pressure on Turkey's central bank to not raise interest rates in order to keep fueling economic growth. Deteriorating ties between the US and Turkey - both North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members - have also alarmed investors.
"I like my players and my group"- Jose Mourinho
Mourinho was reportedly involved in bust-ups with Paul Pogba who was eventually dropped from the starting XI. Alderweireld was linked with a move to Manchester United throughout the transfer window.
Sean Young wanted by the NYPD for burglary
Unfortunately, by the time she got clean, Young had already established a reputation in the entertainment biz for weird behavior. Drew ". "I did another show with her a few years ago called Jug Face , and I really like Lauren".