NEW YORK – U.S. stock indexes are edging lower in midday trading following more signs of weakness in China and disappointing retail sales over the Thanksgiving holiday.
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The Dow Jones industrial average fell 38 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,789 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Monday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 13 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,054. The Nasdaq composite fell 56 points, or 1.2 percent, to 4,734.
Retails stocks declined after a weak showing for holiday shopping sales. Macy's fell 3 percent and Best Buy dropped 5 percent.
The price of crude oil rose $2.07 to $68.25 a barrel in New York, recovering some of the ground it lost Friday.
Prices for U.S. government bonds slipped. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.19 percent.