Banks, tech companies lead U.S. markets down

U.S. stocks edged lower in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, led by declines in banks and technology companies. Real estate stocks notched the biggest gains. Bond yields fell and the price of gold rose as investors monitored heightened geopolitical tensions. Oil prices recovered after an early slide. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,349 as of 1:13 p.m.Mountain time. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 38 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,619. The Nas...

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