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Stocks open lower, retail shares slump

U.S. stocks opened lower as several major retailers reported disappointing results coming out of the holiday season and weak producer and consumer price data from China reaffirmed weakened growth amid an ongoing trade war. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) fell 0.63%, or 16.17 points, as of 9:34 a.m. ET....
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Market Wrap: Stocks Slip on Rate Uncertainty, Earnings

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks slipped Tuesday on uncertainty over the U.S. rate outlook and disappointing results from Ford and other companies. Upbeat results from Apple after hours, however, could give the market a boost Wednesday. Shares of Apple (AAPL), the biggest company by market capitalization, rose 2.8...
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Market Wrap: Stocks Slip as Investors Digest Fed, Earnings

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks ended slightly lower Thursday as the market digested the potential for an interest rate hike in December and some disappointing tech earnings reports. The Federal Reserve, which kept rates unchanged at its policy meeting that ended Wednesday, downplayed concerns about global growth and...
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Market Wrap: Stocks End Flat as Fed Rate Hike Eyed

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks ended little changed Friday, with a rise in financials countered by a slide in utilities and other sectors, as Wall Street took the strong U.S. jobs report as evidence the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates. Since the Fed last week opened...
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