US stocks end lower as oil gains, Nasdaq sputters


(Updates to close) NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks declined on Wednesday as oil touched a two-week high and a profit warning from Network Appliance Inc. pushed tech stocks lower, ending the Nasdaq index's longest rally in five years. Shares of blue-chip, economically-sensitive industrial companies, such as Honeywell International Inc., 3M Co. and Caterpillar Inc., were among the decliners. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 45.88 points, or 0.44 percent, to close at ...

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