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U.S. Stocks Fall Amid Japan GDP as Investors Await Data

U.S. stocks fell, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index its fifth drop in six sessions, as data showed a slowdown in Japan’s economic growth and investors awaited tomorrow’s report on America’s retail sales.

Tesla Motors Inc. declined 3.7 percent as Lazard Capital Markets LLC downgraded the carmaker’s shares. Sysco Corp. fell 5.8 percent after results missed analysts’ estimates. Apple Inc. advanced 2.8 percent after winning a patent-infringement battle against Samsung Electronics Co. BlackBerry Ltd. rallied 10 percent as the company’s board said it is exploring alternatives, including a possible sale.