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The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined for a sixth consecutive session Thursday, extending a streak of volatility in a market driven by worries that the Federal Reserve will hamper growth in its effort to bring inflation under control. 

The blue-chip index fell 103.81 points, or 0.3%, to 31730.30. The S&P 500 declined 5.10 points, or 0.1%, to 3930.08. The Nasdaq Composite Index edged up 6.73 points, or less than 0.1%, to 11370.96. All three indexes are on pace for weekly declines of at least 3.5%.