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Stocks Continue Their Descent

Stocks fell Thursday, deepening losses for the week, as Treasury yields climbed to multiyear highs amid the Federal Reserve’s plan to keep interest rates at higher levels for longer.

The Dow Jones Industrials plunged 183.86 points to 34,257.02.

The S&P 500 index stumbled 45.37 points, or 1%, to 4,356.83.

The NASDAQ index weakened 159.83 points, or 1.2%, to 13,309.44.

Through Thursday’s open, the Dow was set to end the week down about 1%, the S&P 500 was on track to close the week off about 2%, while the NASDAQ was poised to fall more than 3%.

Tech shares have led the losses this week as investors rethink buying growth-oriented stocks if interest rates remain high. Tesla, Alphabet, Meta Platforms and Nvidia were among those lower Thursday.

Marketing automation firm Klaviyo, which debuted on the public markets Wednesday, slipped 3% Thursday. That made the stock the latest in a string of promising IPOs that turned lower this week.

FedEx bucked the negative trend, gaining more than 4% after the delivery company posted adjusted earnings of $4.55 per share in its fiscal first quarter, while analysts called for $3.73 per share, per LSEG.

Prices for the 10-year Treasury slumbered, raising yields to 4.48% from Wednesday’s 4.39%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Oil prices took on 79 cents to $90.45 U.S. a barrel.

Gold prices skidded $27.10 to $1,940.00 U.S. an ounce.

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