Stocks Edge Lower on Wall Street

Dow slips 23 points
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 30, 2019 3:11 PM CDT
Stocks Edge Lower on Wall Street
Specialist Mario Picone, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 30, 2019.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street as traders didn't find much to like in a mixed batch of corporate earnings, the AP reports. The modest slide Tuesday came after President Trump ramped up criticism of China just as negotiators began a new round of talks in the nations' long-running and costly trade dispute. Several companies fell after reporting disappointing results. HCA Healthcare slumped 9.1% after reporting earnings that fell far short of analysts' estimates. Capital One fell 5.9% after reporting a big data breach. The S&P 500 lost 7 points, or 0.3% to 3,013. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 23 points, or 0.1%, to 27,198. The Nasdaq fell 19 points, or 0.2%, to 8,273. Small-company stocks rose. Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.06%. (Read more stock market stories.)

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