NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday but finished sharply off their session lows as a rally in Hewlett-Packard's shares offset worries about weak Chinese manufacturing data and the prospects of the Federal Reserve reducing its monetary stimulus. HP soared 17.1 percent to $24.86 a day after raising its profit outlook. The Dow Jones industrial average shed 12.44 points, or 0.08 percent, to end unofficially at 15,294.73. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index declined 4.81 points, or 0.29 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,650.54. The Nasdaq Composite Index slipped 3.88 points, or 0. ...
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