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Walmart halts Dow's six-day rally; S&P edges higher

(Reuters) – A steep fall in Walmart shares put the skids on the blue-chip Dow’s six-day winning streak, but gains in Amazon and technology stocks propped up the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq.

The world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer (WMT.N) reported a lower-than-expected profit and posted a sharp drop in online sales growth during the holiday period. Its shares slumped 9.4 percent, on track for their biggest intraday percentage fall in more than two years.

Other retailers including Target (Reuters: Business News

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