STAN CHOE and ALEX VEIGA
AP Business Writers
Technology companies led stocks lower on Wall Street Tuesday as a wobbly day of trading ended with modest losses for the market.
Health care stocks jumped on stronger-than-expected reports from drugmakers, but losses by internet and media companies held the market in check.
Companies have largely been reporting stronger earnings than analysts expected, but they're nowhere close to blow-away good. S&P 500 companies are still on track to report a third straight quarter of profit declines, according to FactSet.
Tuesday's modest market pullback came a day after the S&P 500 hit an all-time high. The benchmark index mostly drifted between small gains and losses Tuesday, finishing within 0.1% of its record.
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