Stock prices slide more than 1 percent in Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. Investors expect stock prices to go lower, analyst says.
The Dow and S&P 500 fell for the third week in a row, down about 83 points and 4 points this week, respectively. The Nasdaq fell for the second straight week, closing about 25 points down.
Dow falls 139 points and S&P drops 0.9 percent. Investors wait for direction from Friday's employment numbers.
The Dow average rose 59 points on Friday, but was down 1 percent for the week.
Traditional back-to-school shopping is under way, and this year the average family is expected to spend $606 on back-to-school supplies.
Along Texas's fluid southern border, Mexican workers and shoppers frequently commute by plane to work or shop in America.