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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Last Updated at 20 Oct 2017, 19:59 GMT *Chart shows local time Dow Jones intraday chart
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23328.63 +

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Boeing Co.

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Procter & Gamble Co.

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Nasdaq Index

6629.05 +

S&P 500 Cash Index - Chicago Mercantile Exchange

2575.21 +

(Close): US shares closed largely flat on Wall Street after earlier declines as fears over weak global growth persisted into a second day.

Weak US economic data, renewed fears over Chinese economic growth and fresh concerns about the eurozone led shares down 1% within moments of the open.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 24.5 points, or 0.15%, to 16,117.24.

The S&P 500 gained less than a point to 1862.76, and the Nasdaq gained 2.07, or 0.05%, to 4,217.39.

Figures from the US Commerce Department on Wednesday showed US retail sales fell by a worse-than-expected 0.3% in September. Weak producer prices also suggested a lack of inflation in the economy.

Labor Department figures showed that prices received by US producers fell 0.1% last month, which was the first drop for more than a year.

That was followed on Thursday by economic data which showed the eurozone beginning to slip into the clutches of deflation.

Five countries, Spain, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia and Italy were confirmed as already suffering from deflation, while official figures showed the wider eurozone saw inflation fall to 0.3% in September from 0.4% a month earlier.

The yield on Greek 10-year bonds rose to nearly 9% - its highest since January. Investors are worried that the country could struggle to borrow money once it is weaned off bailout money.