Stocks stay sluggish after Google leak

Specialists Edward Zelles, left, and Patrick Murphy work

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Specialists Edward Zelles, left, and Patrick Murphy work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Oct. 15, 2012) (Credit: AP )

A mixed batch of earnings and economic reports pulled the stock market lower Thursday. Google plunged 8.01 percent after its weak earnings report was accidentally released hours ahead of schedule.

At the closing bell on Wall Street, the Dow was down 8.06 points to 13,548.94, a recovery from where it had been most of the day. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was off 0.24 percent to 1,457.34....

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