Wall Street slips after report says China may slow US bond purchases


Wall Street's major indexes slipped on Wednesday, stalling the rally that marked the start of 2018, after a report that China is considering slowing or halting purchases of US government debt. Apple, Microsoft and Amazon were among the biggest drags on the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, while a 0.

7 percent drop in Boeing and Caterpillar weighed on the Dow. The S&P and the Nasdaq have closed at record highs on every single day in 2018, buoyed by optimism over global economic growth and expectations of strong quarterly earnings. "For.....

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