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Stocks struggle again as investors eye 2016 election


November 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks retreated for a seventh consecutive day on Wednesday, the market’s longest decline in five years, as investor worries about the U.S. presidential election continued to weigh on the market.

A steep decline in oil prices also shook investor confidence.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 77.46 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,959.64. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 13.78 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,097.94 and the Nasdaq composite fell 48.01 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,105.57.

The last time the S&P 500 fell for seven straight days was November 2011, during a...

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