sank, and, from midnight, eastern time, have increased slightly. S&P 500 futures
and Nasdaq-100 futures contracts
behaved the same way. The decline occurred after the reports late Thursday at a high-level meeting between the UNITED states and the Chinese ambassador were unsuccessful. Earlier, the Dow
closed a little lower, off 39.51 points, or 0.2%, to 26,080.10, while the S&P 500 index
gained 1.85 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 3,115.34, and the Nasdaq
rose 32.52 points, or 0.3%, to 9,943.05.