US Stocks Down in Early Trading Following European Slump

April 17, 2015 2:31 PM

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U.S. stocks are falling broadly in early trading on Friday following steep declines in Europe and some disappointing results from big U.S. companies. Nine of the 10 industry groups of the Standard and Poor's 500 are down, led by the technology sector.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 251 points, or 1.4 percent, to 17,854 as of 10:16 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 23 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,081. The Nasdaq composite fell 75 points, or 1.5 percent, to 4,932.

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