US STOCKS-Wall St slips on rate uncertainty, earnings

martes 27 de octubre de 2015 16:28 GYT

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By Caroline Valetkevitch

Oct 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slipped on Tuesday on uncertainty over the U.S. rate outlook and disappointing results from Ford and other companies.

Data showing U.S. business investment plans fell for a second straight month in September added to the weaker tone.

Shares of Apple, the biggest company by market capitalization, fell 0.6 percent at $114.55 ahead of its results.

Ford dropped 5 percent to $14.89 after quarterly results missed expectations, while JetBlue Airways Corp fell 3.2 percent to $25.36 after it said it will make less money per mile in October than it did a year ago.

Shares of other airlines also fell, and the Dow Jones transportation average dropped 2.6 percent.   Continuación...