U.S. equities ended down Thursday, closing out the worst day of the month thus far.
Customer staples led the market, while technology lagged.
White House and Senate Republicans have reportedly agreed on a proposal for a second coronavirus relief plan.
Jobless claims came in higher than estimated for the week and noted the first rise in claims since April 4.
Gold rose $18.70 to $1,883.80, and crude oil prices fell $.62 to $41.28 a barrel.
The 30-year Treasury yield closed lower at 1.44 percent, and the 10-year Treasury yield finished lower at 0.69 percent.