Stocks Fall as Rate Worries Persist

The Dow sank to a four-month low, while the S&P 500 closed at its lowest level in five months. The Nasdaq declined for the sixth straight day

Stocks finished lower Friday, as concerns about rising interest rates lingered despite strength in global markets. Bulls were unable to generate follow-through buying after Thursday's recovery from session lows, which likely reflects caution ahead of key inflation data next week, says Standard & Poor's Equity Research.

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