Written by Associated Press
Stocks are closing lower as energy companies fall with oil prices and a winning streak for technology companies ends.
The price of U.S. crude fell 2.5 percent Friday. Helmerich & Payne dropped 5.5 percent.
General Electric fell 2.9 percent after a disappointing profit forecast.
European stocks tumbled following a report the European Central Bank will make a decision about reducing its economic stimulus in October.
The blue chip Euro Stoxx 50 index fell 1.4 percent.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped less than 1 point to 2,472.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 31 points, or 0.1 percent, to 21,580.
The Nasdaq lost 2 points to 6,387, ending a 10-day string of gains.
Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.24 percent.