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S&P 500 falls on mixed data, Nasdaq helped by tech stocks

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By Sinead CarewNEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 was down slightly on Tuesday after a slew of mixed economic data and earnings while the Nasdaq hit another record as it was boosted by gains in technology stocks.U.S. manufacturing production showed its biggest increase in more than three years for April, bolstering a view that economic growth picked up early in the second quarter despite a surprise decline in homebuilding.While home improvement chain Home Depot reported a better-than-expected first-quarter performance, TJX Cos Inc, the owner of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores, posted slowing ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 00:36 IST