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Stocks sag, head for first weekly loss in a month

July 26, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling in midday trading on Wall Street after more weakness in technology companies.

The decline is putting the market on track for its first weekly loss in a month.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 116 points, or 0.7 percent, to 15,439 shortly before noon Eastern Daylight Time Friday.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 10 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,679. The Nasdaq composite fell 13 points, or 0.4 percent, to 3,592.

Expedia plunged 27 percent to $47.62 after the online travel agency reported that its second-quarter profit fell by a third and badly missed Wall Street expectations.

Zynga dropped 16 percent to $2.93 after the company said it was dropping its plans to pursue online casino-style games.

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