The S&P 500 extended a historic losing streak for an eighth session on Thursday, its longest since October 2008, as investors grappled with mixed economic data and corporate earnings, as well as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's fading lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump. The S&P 500 shed 9.27 points, or 0.4%, to 2,088.66, led by technology shares as a steep drop in Facebook Inc. weighed on the broader sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 28.49 points, or 0.2%, to 17,931.22, with Pfizer Inc. and Intel Corp. among the blue-chip gauge's biggest loser. The Nasdaq Composite Index shed 47.16 points, or 0.9%, to 17,930.74.
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