Stocks Ease Before More Economic Reports Roll In

A weak outlook from Sun Microsystems dragged on techs, ending a slow trading week before the Labor Day holiday

Stocks finished slightly lower in slow trading on Friday ahead of the Labor Day holiday. Blue-chips, which had been higher on some positive economic news early in the session, lost steam and broke their 5-week winning streak amid concerns about the economy, corporate trust, and third-quarter earnings. The tech-heavy Nasdaq, was dragged down after bellwether Sun Microsystems (SUNW ) offered a weak outlook.

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