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Stocks slip at start of busy earnings week

Stocks slip at start of busy earnings week

U.S. stock indexes slipped Monday ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings reports and a meeting of the Federal Reserve. Global stock markets were mixed, while the price of oil rose.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,468 as of 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 69 points, or 0.2%, to 21,511. The Nasdaq composite slipped 1 point, or less than 0.1%, to 6,386.

If the S&P 500 ends the day lower, it would mark the first three-day losing streak for the index in a month. The recent declines have been mostly modest, though, and the S&P 500 remains within a quarter of 1% of its record...

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