Stocks Fall after Soft GDP Report

Third-quarter economic growth slowed to a weaker-than-expected 1.6% pace. Also in focus: earnings reports from Microsoft and Chevron

Stocks finished lower Friday, a day after the Dow marked its fourth consecutive closing high. With earnings season winding down, investors were weighing an unexpectedly weak report on third-quarter economic growth. Traders were squaring their positions ahead of the weekend, but a key inflation indicator Monday could help stocks rebound, says Standard & Poor's Equity Research.

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