NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Dow finished with a triple-digit loss Thursday as a stronger dollar pressured equities and commodities in the afternoon.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 133 points, or 1.3%, to 10,308. The S&P 500 slid 13 points, or 1.2%, to 1096 and the Nasdaq was off by 27 points, or 1.2%, at 2180.
Though tech stocks struggled Thursday, a cadre of sector players reported earnings after hours that will set the stage for Friday's session. Leading the charge is Research in Motion (RIMM), as shares jumped more than 12% in extended-hours trading. The BlackBerry maker fended off increasing smartphone competition from the likes of Apple (AAPL) and Motorola (MOT) during the third-quarter, blowing past estimates with a 41% boost to its top-line and a profit of $1.10 a share.
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