US stocks closed lower as United States Government shutdown
New York sources reported that US stocks closed lower as the United States government shutdown dragged on and key economic data came out weak. Meanwhile the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 5.97 points, or 0.02%, to 23,995.95 on Friday. Accordingly the S&P 500 fell 0.38 points, or 0.0%, to 2,596.26. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 14.59 points, or 0.21%, to 6,971.48.