NEW YORK, Sept 12 U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday, ending seven straight days of gains by the S&P 500 as a drop in precious metal prices dragged mining shares lower.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 26.03 points, or 0.17 percent, at 15,300.57. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 5.71 points, or 0.34 percent, at 1,683.42. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 9.04 points, or 0.24 percent, at 3,715.97.
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