published on August 18, 2017 - 1:38 PM
Written by Associated Press

Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street after a midday rally ran out of gas.

Health care stocks and retailers fell more than the rest of the market Friday.

Foot Locker plunged 28 percent after reporting a weak quarter. Nike fell 4 percent and UnitedHealth Group fell 1 percent.

Deere fell 6 percent after its third-quarter sales came up short of Wall Street estimates.

Stocks are coming off their biggest one-day loss in three months.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,425.

The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 76 points, or 0.4 percent, to 21,674. The Nasdaq composite lost 5 points, or 0.1 percent, to 6,216.

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