NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks are heading lower on Wall Street after Macy's disappointed investors with a weak profit report, casting doubt about how willing shoppers are to spend and support the U.S. economy.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 75 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 15,375 after as of noon Wednesday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down five points, or 0.3 per cent, at 1,688. The Nasdaq was down eight points, or 0.21 per cent, at 3,675.
Steinway Musical Instruments jumped 8 per cent to $41.25 after agreeing to be purchased for $499 million by the investment firm Paulson & Co.
European markets rose after the countries that use the euro posted their first quarter of economic growth since late 2011.
Cisco will report results after the closing bell.
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