Macy’s Drags Retail Down, Apple Hits $500: Market Recap

U.S. stocks fell today upon disappointing earnings results from Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M), which led to a forecast that retail business will struggle in the coming quarter. Retailers in the S&P 500 dropped 1.5 percent in response to Macy’s weak third-quarter forecasts. In addition, many economists are predicting that the Federal Reserve will begin paring stimulus next month.

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