U.S. equities ended mostly lower Thursday, with energy and technology among the worst performers.

In economic news, initial jobless claims were just below consensus estimates at 2.4 million. Total jobless claims are nearly 39 million over the past nine weeks.

In corporate news, Macy’s released preliminary earnings, estimating losses of as much as $1.1 billion between February and May.

Treasuries remain mixed.

Volume on the New York Stock Exchange was high, with more than 1 billion shares traded. Decliners outnumbered advancers.

Gold fell $27.30 to $1,724.80, and crude oil prices rose 48 cents to $33.98 a barrel.

The 30-year Treasury yield was little changed at 1.38 percent, and the 10-year Treasury yield was little changed at 0.66 percent.

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