Stocks Edge Lower on Wall Street

Dow slips 23 points
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 30, 2019 3:11 PM CDT
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)

(Newser) – 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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