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Health care and bank stocks pull US indexes slightly lower


December 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly lower on Wall Street Friday afternoon as a subdued week of trading comes to a close. Health care companies and banks are slipping. High-dividend stocks made small gains even as bond yields remained near their recent highs. The price of bitcoin fell sharply after making gigantic gains throughout the year.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 1 point, or 0.1 percent, to 2,682 as of 3:20 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 33 points, or 0.1 percent, to 24,728. The Nasdaq composite fell 5 points, or 0.1 percent, to 6,96...

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