Stocks decline on earnings and Europe worries

published Mon, Jul 09 2012 21:49 GMT
NEW YORK — Edgy investors sent stocks lower Monday on Wall Street ahead of U.S. corporate earnings reports and amid more signs of instability in Europe.The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 36.18 points at 12,736.29. It was the Dow's third straight day of declines. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2.22 points to 1,352.46 and the Nasdaq composite index fell 5.56 points to 2,931.77. Health-care stocks rose the most, while stocks of materials companies fell the most.

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