US stocks fall amid data, earnings

New York, April 30 (IANS) US stocks traded lower as investors assessed the newly-released economic data and quarterly earnings reports.

At mid-day on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 144.12 points, or 0.81 percent, to 17,686.64, Xinhua news agency reported.

The S&P 500 lost 18.62 points, or 0.90 percent, to 2,057.19. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 50. 42 points, or 1.05 percent, to 4,754.88.

US personal consumption expenditures increased $12.8 billion, or 0.1 percent, in March, missing market estimates, the Commerce Department reported on Friday.



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