Stocks stall on tepid US economic growth

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Photo -   In this Tuesday, April 16, 2013, photo, Specialist Michael O'Mara, left, and trader Fred Demarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets fell Friday April 26, 2013 after Japan faced an unwelcome drop in consumer prices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
In this Tuesday, April 16, 2013, photo, Specialist Michael O'Mara, left, and trader Fred Demarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets fell Friday April 26, 2013 after Japan faced an unwelcome drop in consumer prices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower on Wall Street after the U.S. economy didn't grow as much as hoped and earnings from big companies failed to excite investors.

Economic growth accelerated to 2.5 percent in the first quarter, but that was below the 3.1 percent rate forecast by economists.

Goodyear Tire's stock dropped after its revenue fell short of what analysts expected. That's developing into a common theme for companies reporting first-quarter results.

The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 11 points to 14,712, or 0.1 percent.

The Standard & Poor's 500 fell three points to 1,582, or 0.2 percent. The Nasdaq composite lost 10 points to 3,279, or 0.3 percent.

Three stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was light at 3 billion shares.

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