Not So Fast: NYSE Closing at 4:15 Today - TheStreet

Traders looking toward the beach for the Fourth of July weekend will have to cool their jets a bit as the

New York Stock Exchange

will close 15 minutes later Thursday due to system irregularities.

CNBC

reported the extra time was needed to execute orders after the system problems occurred.

Nasdaq

trading finished at 4 p.m. EDT as usual.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

,

S&P 500

and

Nasdaq Composite

were all down more than 2% toward the end of the day after the U.S. government reported greater-than-expected job losses in June.

Alcoa

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,

Caterpillar

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,

Home Depot

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and

Travelers

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were all down more than 3% on the Dow toward the end of the session.