Stocks Fall as Fed Jitters Persist

The Dow and Nasdaq slid for the fourth straight day amid lingering concerns about interest rates, inflation, and economic growth

Stocks continued to retreat Wednesday, finishing lower as investors fretted over inflation, economic growth, and interest rates. Early gains failed to generate follow-through buying, but the market seems to be in the process of finding a near-term bottom, says Standard & Poor's Equity Research.

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