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Stocks Tumble, Dow Down 220
Points,Company Earnings Disappoint

Reuters, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 7/31/2014 3:09:23 PM

U.S. stocks slumped in a broad decline Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 turning negative for July on concerns over the strength of overseas economies and continuing tensions with Russia. Weak U.S. data contributed to the bearish tone as jobless claims rose more than expected in the latest week, and the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index unexpectedly fell in July to its lowest since June 2013. All 10 primary S&P 500 sectors were down on the day, with energy the biggest decliner with a drop of 0.9 percent. About 82 percent of stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange

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Hmmm. Yesterday they were saying Obama´s economy was all sunshine and happy days.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/31/2014 3:12:32 PM     (No. 9948177)

Stand by for a barely reported adjustment to GDP.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 7/31/2014 3:33:38 PM     (No. 9948210)

The drop in the market reveals the lie about the 4% increase in the GDP during the second quarter. That number was pumped.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Janylou, 7/31/2014 3:46:31 PM     (No. 9948217)

That is my feeling, #2. If the GDP is cooking along at 4%, how can we have such dismal company earnings? It does not compute!


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 7/31/2014 5:58:16 PM     (No. 9948363)

Sorry to break the news to Reuters since they always write positive stories about Obama, but by filing their story before the markets closed, lipstick on this pig meant the market was down over 317 points not 220 as the story reads.

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