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Weak earnings and rising bond yields send U.S. stocks down

Weak earnings and rising bond yields send U.S. stocks down

Rising bond yields and a string of weak company reports and forecasts pushed stocks lower Wednesday as major indexes retreated from their recent record highs. Industrial and technology companies and banks fared the worst.

Companies including telecom giant AT&T, aerospace company Boeing, chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices and credit card issuer Discover Financial Services all gave shaky results, disappointing forecasts, or both. That sent stocks downward, and in early afternoon trading the Dow Jones industrial average fell as much as 190 points after setting a record the day before. Stocks recovered some of their losses in afternoon trading, but all 11 industry sectors in the...

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