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By STAN CHOE 

Stocks around the world take a pause ahead of frenetic week

 

October 29, 2017



NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks retreated from their record highs on Monday, ahead of a frenetic week for markets.

Investors are waiting to learn who the next head of the Federal Reserve will be, what several of the world's biggest central banks will decide on interest rates, and whether Apple and other big U.S. companies can keep piling their profits higher. In the meantime, reports continued to show that the economy is strengthening and negotiations continued in Washington to cut income-tax rates.

Amid the many cross currents, the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 8.24 points, or 0.3 percent, to...



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