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US STOCKS-Dow closes lower after disappointing bank results

Yahoo! Finance
The Dow closed lower with a big drag from financial stocks as investors were disappointed by fourth quarter results from big U.S. banks, which cast a shadow over the earnings season kick-off. The Nasdaq and the S&P regained lost ground in afternoon trading to close higher. Meanwhile the consumer discretionary also put pressure on major indexes after morning data showed a December decline in retail sales and a souring of consumer sentiment.
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