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Stocks Close Lower on Wall Street

Dow falls 103
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 21, 2019 3:04 PM CST
In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street, breaking a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500, the AP reports. The modest decline in the benchmark index Thursday marked only the fourth loss this month. The losses were broad, with health care stocks, banks and energy companies leading the way lower. CVS Health dropped 2.9%, while Morgan Stanley lost 1.1%. Valero Energy gave up 1.1%. The S&P 500 fell 9 points, or 0.4%, to 2,774. The index is up 10.7% so far this year following a huge drop in December. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 103 points, or 0.4%, to 25,850. The Nasdaq fell 29 points, or 0.4%, to 7,459. (Read more stock market stories.)

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