US STOCKS-Wall St dips with S&P 500's record high in sight

viernes 21 de febrero de 2014 18:30 GYT

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By Rodrigo Campos

NEW YORK, Feb 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slipped on Friday on options-related trading, with the S&P 500 facing resistance as it flirts with its record high even as economic data continues to underwhelm.

Shares declined late in the session due in part to trades related to options expiration, according to market participants.

U.S. home resales, also known as existing home sales, fell more than expected in January and hit an 18 month-low as the combination of cold weather and a lack of housing stock sidelined potential buyers.   Continuación...