|US stocks end tough January with another decline|
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NEW YORK — Stock investors were hit from all sides in January.
Concerns about the global economy and U.S. company earnings, as well as turmoil in emerging markets, led the Dow Jones industrial average to its worst start since 2009. However, many investors remain hopeful that the problems will not spill over into the rest of 2014.
They even see the downturn as healthy, given the U.S. market’s rapid rise last year.
The Dow slid 5.3 percent in January while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 3.6 percent and the Nasdaq composite declined 1.7 percent.
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