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Stock market down for a fourth day in a row

Stocks are getting off weak start Wall Street as wider loss from Saks delivered latest bad news from struggling retail

Stocks are getting off to a weak start on Wall Street as a wider loss from Saks delivered the latest bad news from the struggling retail sector. | AP Photo

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Updated: August 19, 2013 3:21PM

NEW YORK — The stock market is closing lower for the fourth day in a row, the first time that’s happened this year.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 70 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,010 Monday.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell nine points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,646.

Technology stocks fell less than the rest of the market. The Nasdaq composite index edged down 13 points, or 0.4 percent, to 3,589.

Retail stocks fell after Saks reported a wider loss. Banks fell after the Federal Reserve said they needed to raise more funds.

Investors are getting worried about higher interest rates. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.88 percent.

Four stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was light.

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