Stocks End Near Session Lows; Dow Slumps But Maintains Perch Just Above 15,000

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Stocks extended their recent losing streak, with the major market indices ending near their session lows. There was little economic data to influence trading today with market participants largely left to wait for release of minutes from the last meeting of the Federal Open Markets Committee meeting and the yearly meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., later in the week. Declines were broad-based, with the steepest declines among energy and financial stocks and shares of healthcare companies the lone sector with finish in the black.



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