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Stocks lower in US after some weaker company results

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This July 6, 2015 photo shows a Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange. Most major global markets rose Thursday, July 30, 2015, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low, corporate earnings mostly did better than expected and investors awaited U.S. economic growth figures. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks were lower Thursday, following disappointing results from several big companies including Procter & Gamble and Facebook. A positive report on U.S. economic growth did little to help the market.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,709 as of 11:25 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost five points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,103 and the Nasdaq composite lost seven points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,104.

RECOVERY: The U.S. economy grew at a 2.3 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, rebounding from...


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