South of the border, cautious investors initiated a sell-off, with technology and industrial companies taking the biggest losses, after Senate Republicans surprised Wall Street by proposing a delay in cutting corporate taxes.
Investors are nervous about the potential outcome of a Republican plan to cut corporate taxes, unveiled last week.
"Once you delay it, the more time that goes on the more further changes can happen".
The Nasdaq composite retreated 39.07 points, or 0.6 percent, to 6,750.05.
The Nasdaq is down 14.38 points, or 0.2 percent.
"The stock market has run out of a little momentum", said Societe Generale strategist Kit Juckes.
American equities took a beating after news that Republicans' plans for tax reform were being pushed back until 2019. "We probably need to get U.S. Treasury yields higher to get things going again". Both bills would lower that rate to 20 per cent from 35 per cent.
MSCI's all-country equity index is clocking year-to-date gains of nearly 19 per cent.
Dow e-minis were down 69 points, or 0.29 percent, with 41,821 contracts changing hands.
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