J&J, Goldman stocks cut Dow’s price by 68 points after earnings

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Shares of Johnson & Johnson and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. were the biggest drags on the Dow Jones Industrial Average even as both companies reported first-quarter profit that topped expectations. J&J’s stock fell $3.92, or 2.4%, as the drug maker recorded a large charge as it settled lawsuits stemming from its talc-containing powders. Goldman’s stock shed $6.37, or 1.9, after the banker and broker’s profit beat, but revenue fell short. The two stocks’ combined $10.29 price declines shaved about 68 points off the Dow’s price, as the Dow slipped 15 points, or 0.1%.

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