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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St dips as Irma heads towards Florida

NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Friday as investors braced for potential damage from Hurricane Irma as it moved toward Florida, while a decline in big tech names like Apple and Facebook pushed the Nasdaq down more sharply.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 14.53 points, or 0.07 percent, to 21,799.31, the S&P 500 lost 3.49 points, or 0.14 percent, to 2,461.61 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 37.68 points, or 0.59 percent, to 6,360.19. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)