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U.S. stocks end flat though Amazon deal weighs; dollar dips

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By Caroline ValetkevitchNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended little changed on Friday, though Amazon.com's deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods Market pressured a wide range of companies including Wal-Mart, while the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields dipped after disappointing economic data.Energy shares offset the declines in consumer names, with the S&P energy index rising 1.7 percent and oil prices ending higher on the day.The Amazon deal sent shockwaves through the food distribution market and others, hurting stocks like Wal-Mart Stores , which slid 4.7 percent, grocer Kroger , which ...

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 02:45 IST
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