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WALL STREET-OPEN
Technology stocks lead an early decline in Wall Street after Google, IBM earnings disappoint

Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:50 AM EDT


Technology stocks are leading an early decline on Wall Street after Google and IBM reported disappointing earnings.

Mattel and UnitedHealth Group also fell in early trading Friday after their own results fell short of what investors were expecting.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell two points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,859 in the first few minutes of trading. The index rose for the previous three days in a row.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,398. The Nasdaq composite fell five points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,080.

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley rose after reporting better results than analysts had forecast.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.65 percent.

U.S. markets will be closed for Good Friday.










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