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US Stock Market Ends Slightly Lower

In this Sept. 30, 2008, photo a Wall Street sign hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks wavered in morning trading on Sept. 2, 2014, as investors looked ahead to major economic reports out this week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
In this Sept. 30, 2008, photo a Wall Street sign hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks wavered in morning trading on Sept. 2, 2014, as investors looked ahead to major economic reports out this week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK—Concerns over weaker global growth appeared to overshadow strong reports about the U.S. economy Tuesday, nudging the stock market to a tiny loss. Crude...


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  • In this Aug. 19, 2014, photo, trader Leon Montana works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks opened slightly higher on Aug. 26, 2014, as investors weighed the latest batch of corporate deal news and mixed economic reports on home prices and demand for big-ticket items. The Standard & Poor's 500 index held at 2,000, extending the prior day's gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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  • Attendees talk during a break at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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  • FILE - This Aug. 19, 2013 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  European stock markets turned lower on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, while Wall Street was expected to open flat, amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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  • Trader Jonathan Niles, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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