Stocks Fall After ECB Sets Plan to Raise Rates

U.S. stock benchmarks fell as investors digested the European Central Bank’s plan to begin increasing interest rates next month. 

The S&P 500 fell 0.6% Thursday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.5%. The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite Index fell 0.7%. The major indexes opened lower before briefly turning positive in early trading.

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