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US stocks decline in morning trading; oil heads lower

“Energy companies fell along with the price of crude oil” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 9 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,575 as of 10:41 a.m.Earlier in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index finished flat.U.S. stocks were down in morning trading Tuesday, giving up small gains from a day earlier as investors weighed quarterly earnings from several retailers and other companies.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 6 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,468.
 
Source: seattletimes.com



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