Fed's Gloomy Read on Economy Pushes Stocks Lower

Stocks retreated after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's June rate policy meeting that suggested a still-stalled economy

Technology shares relinquished earlier gains to end lower on Thursday, after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's rate-setting meeting in June that pointed to a still sluggish economy. Blue chips, meanwhile, also finished down on a mixed batch of earnings reports.

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