U.S. Stocks End Lower For 3rd Straight Session

By Anora MahmudovaMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks closed with losses for the third consecutive session, as weak earnings from companies such as Caterpillar and 3M weighed on sentiment. The S&P 500 fell 12 points, or 0.6%, to 2,102.15. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 25.36 points, or 0.5%, to 5,146.41. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 119.09 points, or 0.7%, to 17,731.95, falling below its 200-day moving average - a key technical level.

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