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US stock indexes head lower in afternoon trading; Oil falls

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks lower in late-afternoon trading Thursday as investors sized up the latest batch of company news and earnings reports. The slide came a day after indexes soared to their latest record highs. Industrials and materials stocks were among the biggest decliners. Utilities were up the most.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 64 points, or 0.3 percent, to 21,051 as of 3:14 p.m. Eastern Time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell

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