Wall St retreats from highs

US stocks close mixed as deluge of earnings, data sparks fresh Fed talk.

United States stocks closed mixed, and mostly lower, as investors adjusted to a lighter economic calendar following the busy pace of recent weeks that left markets at record highs. Fresh data also sparked a renewed look at the prospect of the US Federal Reserve's plan for its stimulus spending.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 46.23 points, or 0.30%, to 15,612.13 points.

The broad-based S&P 500 dipped 2.53 points, or 0.15%, to close at 1,707.14 points.



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