Stocks Stumble on Earnings, Data

Solid economic readings raised inflation worries. Lackluster results from Time Warner and Procter & Gamble were also in focus

Stocks finished modestly lower Wednesday, as investors digested another round of earnings reports and a steep drop in oil prices. Unexpected increases in factory orders and in a key service-industry gauge fanned inflation fears, driving bond yields up, says Standard & Poor's MarketScope.

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