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U.S. Stocks Pare Decline After Economic Reports Top Projections

September 30, 2011

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks pared losses after reports showing business activity and consumer confidence topped projections helped offset concern the global economy is slowing.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 0.7 percent to 1,152.67 at 10:21 a.m. New York time, trimming its retreat from 1.7 percent.

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