Article posted: 5/29/2013 5:01 PM

Stocks fall; Dow average pulls back from a record

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U.S. stocks fell, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average retreating from a record, amid concern that the Federal Reserve could begin to taper its debt-buying program as the economy continues to improve.


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Wall Street's recent passion for high-dividend stocks is fading. The stock market closed lower Wednesday, led by the same industry groups that had the biggest gains early in the year: rich dividend payers like power utilities and makers of consumer staples.
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