U.S. Stocks Trim Quarterly Gains as Industrial Shares Retreat

March 31, 2015 4:40 PM

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(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks declined amid a retreat among industrial and health-care companies, trimming a ninth straight quarterly advance for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

Caterpillar Inc., Boeing and United Technologies Corp. fell more than 1.1 percent. The Nasdaq Biotechnology Index slipped 1.5 percent, paring its best quarterly gain since 2013. Charter Communications Inc. climbed 7.1 percent after agreeing to buy a majority stake in Bright House Networks for $10.4 ...

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