On Wednesday, US stocks closed mixed.
Business Insider reports that sliding tech giants overshadowed the Federal Reserve's pledge to keep monetary support intact for the foreseeable future.
Central bank policymakers signaled near-zero interest rates would last through 2023 to help the US economic recovery.
The tech industry dragged major indexes into intraday losses, with mega-caps including Apple and Facebook leading the slump.
Retail sales grew by just 0.6% in August, lower than expected.