Stocks Ended Mostly Lower, Nasdaq in the Green

U.S. stocks ended mostly lower on Thursday, but well off the day’s worst levels, with the Nasdaq closing in the green. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 79.40 points, or 0.32%, to 24,947.67. The S&P 500 was down 4.11 points, or 0.15%, to 2,695.95. The Nasdaq Composite gained 29.83 points, or 0.42%, to 7,188.26.

Crude-oil prices settled sharply lower Thursday, after OPEC failed to offer details on its expected production cut, opting to wait until after it meets with other producers Friday. West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery lost $1.40, or 2.7%, to settle at $51.49 a barrel. February Brent crude also fell $1.50, or 2.4%, to $60.06 a barrel.

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