Stocks Inch Lower on Dollar, Earnings

Dollar weakness weighed on equities. Earnings from AmEx and Caterpillar were also in focus

Stocks finished modestly lower Monday, as investors digested mixed earnings reports and a drop in the dollar against the yen after the G7 nations called for China to let its currency appreciate. Dollar weakness supported a shift out of U.S. equities and a safety bid in Treasuries, says Standard & Poor's Equity Research.

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