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World stocks mostly down amid economic uncertainty

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  • A visitor touches Italian-American artist Arturo Di Modica's new Charging Bull statue, which is a similar version of his Wall Street Bull Thursday in Shanghai, China. Shares fell Thursday in Asia, as positive news on U.S. economic growth dashed hopes for fresh measures by the Federal Reserve, and gloomy retail sales in Japan deepened concern over its recovery.

      A visitor touches Italian-American artist Arturo Di Modica's new Charging Bull statue, which is a similar version of his Wall Street Bull Thursday in Shanghai, China. Shares fell Thursday in Asia, as positive news on U.S. economic growth dashed hopes for fresh measures by the Federal Reserve, and gloomy retail sales in Japan deepened concern over its recovery.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Shares fell thursday as positive news on u.s. economic growth dashed hopes for fresh measures by the u.s. federal reserve, and gloomy retail sales in japan deepened concern over its recovery. in early european trading, the ftse index of leading british shares fell 0.2 percent to 5,729.76, while france's cac-40 also edged 0.2 percent lower, to 3,407.41. the dax in germany lost 0.6 percent to 6,966.11.

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