By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors paused after a recent rally, despite data showing retail sales rose more than expected in February. The Commerce Department said retail sales increased 1.1 percent, the largest rise since September, after a revised 0.2 percent gain in January. The Dow had risen for eight straight days to extend its all-time highs on Tuesday while the S&P snapped a seven-session winning streak which had left it within striking distance of its all-time closing high of 1,565.15. …
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