Stock Market Today: Tech Stocks Take a Tumble

An increase in weekly jobless benefits applications and profit-taking in tech stocks sent the major indices to steep declines Thursday.

The corporate earnings calendar provided plenty of reasons for positivity Thursday, but Wall Street wasn't having it, as slight early declines snowballed into a sizable single-day dip.

Microsoft (MSFT, -4.4%) tumbled despite cruising past quarterly expectations, including revenues that jumped 13% year-over-year against the COVID-19 grain.

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Kyle Woodley

Kyle Woodley is the Editor-in-Chief of WealthUp, a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of people of all ages. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.

Kyle was previously the Senior Investing Editor for Kiplinger.com, and the Managing Editor for InvestorPlace.com before that. His work has appeared in several outlets, including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Barchart, The Globe & Mail and the Nasdaq. He also has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, among other shows and podcasts, and he has been quoted in several outlets, including MarketWatch, Vice and Univision. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism. 

You can check out his thoughts on the markets (and more) at @KyleWoodley.