Dow's Record Streak In Jeopardy As U.S. Stocks Open Lower

By Mark DeCambreMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks on Friday pulled back, putting a record-setting streak for the Dow industrials at risk as investors searched for an impetus to keep pushing shares higher following 10 straight positive sessions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 60 points, or 0.3%, at 20,746, the S&P 500 index fell 9 points, or 0.4%, to 2,355, and the Nasdaq Composite Index shed 31 points, or 0.6%, at 5,802, marking the third straight decline for the tech-heavy gauge. In corporate news, shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. slumped after reporting lower sales than expected, while Nordstrom Inc. shares jumped after posting better-than-expected results.

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