Stocks edge lower ahead of company earnings, inflation data

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Stocks closed lower on Wall Street after a wobbly day of trading Tuesday as investors wait for more data on inflation and corporate earnings this week.
"Investors are looking at higher rates, higher inflation, higher oil prices, and thinking the worst," Stovall said. "But when we see other factors, such as small-caps doing well or the market not really falling as much as it could, that sort of indicates to me that there is underlying strength and that investors are just waiting for a better re-entry point."

The S&P 500 fell 10.54 points to 4,350.65. The Dow…
DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writers
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