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Stocks fall in early trading; oil prices head down

U.S. stocks were down in early trading Tuesday, giving up Monday’s small gains as investors weighed quarterly earnings from several retailers and other companies. Technology stocks, banks and retailers were the biggest laggards. Energy companies fell along with the price of crude oil. Utilities companies were up slightly.KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 15 points, or 0.6%, to 2,569 as of 10:09 a.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 142 points, or 0.6%, to 23,296. The Nasdaq composite fell 40 points, or 0.6%, to 6,716. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks retreated 3 points, or 0.2%, to 1,471.NOT A GOOD LOOK: TJX Cos., the parent company of T.J. Maxx and Marsha ...