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Tech stocks, Equifax skid as rest of Wall Street is little changed

Tech stocks, Equifax skid as rest of Wall Street is little changed

Technology and energy company shares skidded Friday while banks and insurers recovered some of their recent losses, leaving major U.S. stock indexes little changed on the day and slightly lower for the week.

Credit monitoring company Equifax plunged after it disclosed a data breach that affects 143 million Americans. Competitors TransUnion and Experian also fell, while data security companies such as Symantec jumped as investors expected they will get more business.

Equifax, which hit all-time highs last month, tumbled $19.49, or 13.7%, to $123.23. Symantec jumped $1.03, or 3.4%, to $31.63, and competitor FireEye rose 24 cents, or 1.5%, to $16.01.

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