Agence France-PresseFebruary 7, 2013 17:45
US stocks rebounded from early sharp losses but finished down Thursday amid some earnings disappointments, while Apple jumped after it said it was reviewing ways to return some of its $137 billion cash pile to investors.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 42.47 points (0.30 percent) at 13,944.05.
The S&P 500 index dropped 2.73 points (0.18 percent) to 1,509.39, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite fell 3.35 (0.11 percent) to 3,165.13.
Trade was lackluster amid some disappointing data showing productivity in the US economy fell in the fourth quarter.