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.
reported the extra time was needed to execute orders after the system problems occurred.
trading finished at 4 p.m. EDT as usual.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
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.
were all down more than 3% on the Dow toward the end of the session.