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U.S. Stocks Drop as Fed Keeps Stimulus Pace Amid Growth

U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index halting a four-day winning streak, after the Federal Reserve fueled bets it will begin to cut stimulus even as it maintained the pace of monthly bond buying as expected.

LinkedIn Corp. lost 9.3 percent after its quarterly sales outlook missed analysts’ predictions. Western Union Co. tumbled 12 percent after saying costs tied to regulatory compliance will prevent operating profit from rising next year. General Motors Co. gained 3.2 percent as quarterly profit topped estimates. Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. surged 9 percent after raising its full-year earnings forecast.