Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange November 11, 2015. Reuters/Brendan McDermid
U.S. stocks suffered their worst session in over a month on Thursday as lower commodity prices weighed on energy and materials stocks and comments by a Federal Reserve policymaker hinted at an interest-rate rise next month.
The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI fell 254.28 points, or 1.44 percent, to 17,447.94, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 28.99 points, or 1.4 percent, to 2,046.01 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 61.94 points, or 1.22 percent, to 5,005.08.
(Reporting By Sinead Carew; Editing by Nick Zieminski)