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Stocks Close Down, Dow Trades Lower Amid Global Growth Worries

Rob Lenihan

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell Thursday for a fourth straight session even after the European Central Bank said it would keep interest rates at near-record lows until at least the end of the year, effectively insuring the Federal Reserve won't tighten anytime soon. posted weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings Thursday and 2019 guidance disappointed investors, sending shares sharply lower. posted fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $2.83 a share, beating Wall Street forecasts of $2.77, but same-store sales came in below estimates.