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.
Anderson takes five as India 107 all out at stumps
Earlier, England's top order again failed with openers Keaton Jennings (11) and Alastair Cook (21) falling in successive overs. That meant England were on 137 for five, already 22 runs ahead of India's first-innings total of 107.
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 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.
Tiger Woods highlights from Rd. 2 of the 2018 PGA Championship
Those birdies after his big blunder stood out to Finau, one of only 11 players to make the cut in all four majors this year. It is only the second time in major-championship history that two scores of 63 or better have been shot in the same round.
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".
Florida police encouraged to boycott Dolphins games
At least five players silently demonstrated during the national anthem during a full slate of preseason NFL games on Thursday. The policy was frozen after the league received a wave of complaints from players.
Bad drivers to pay more
That's going to be determined using current data, rather than the 10-year-old numbers the agency is now using. If they are approved by the BC Utilities Commission the new rates would come into effect in September of 2019.