Stocks Finish Modestly Lower

Major indexes erased earlier gains amid weakness in Internet names and key Dow issues

Major stock indexes finished lower after a day of volatile trading. Stocks were dragged down following a lower-than-expected White House GDP projection, and poor performances from Internet stocks Google (GOOG ), Yahoo (YHOO ), and Dow components Merck (MRK ) and Boeing (BA ). Earlier in the day stocks were led up by news that Texas Instruments (TXN ) raised its second-quarter guidance.

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