Stocks decline as a busy week for markets begins

NEW YORK • Three days before the end of the month, a blistering rally in stocks appears to be fading. The stock market edged lower Monday as a big week for economic news got underway. A string of big-name merger deals wasn’t enough to push indexes higher. On Wednesday the government will report its first estimate of U.S. economic growth for the second quarter, and on Friday it will publish its monthly jobs survey. Both reports will give investors a better idea about the strength of the economy a...

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