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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT - Tech leads Wall St lower as earnings season starts

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, led by losses in technology after brokerage downgrades of Intel and other major companies as worries increased about third-quarter U.S. earnings.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 110.20 points, or 0.81 percent, to end unofficially at 13,473.45. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index slid 14.40 points, or 0.99 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,441.48. The Nasdaq Composite Index

dropped 47.33 points, or 1.52 percent, to close unofficially at 3,065.02.

(Reporting by Edward Krudy; Editing by Jan Paschal)

((edward.krudy@thomsonreuters.com)(646 223 6314)(Reuters Messaging: edward.krudy.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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