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Investors unload, await earnings

Posted: July 9, 2014 at 2:25 a.m.

Traders Michael Urkonis (left) and Michael Zicchinolfi work Tuesday on the •oor of the New York Stock Exchange. A sell-off of U.S. shares continued Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average falling 117.59 points and dropping below 17,000, a mark it topped last week for the first time.

Investors unloaded all manner of stocks Tuesday as they wait for corporate earnings reports to help them determine whether a recent run-up in the market is justified. Internet companies bore the brunt of the selling.

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