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Tech stocks sliding further than broader market

They are victims of their own success, fears about the global economy and a slowdown in business spending
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 05:50
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Standard & Poor's 500 stock index's technology components are down about 12 per cent, and the closely watched so-called FANG stocks - Facebook, Amazon (above), Netflix and Google - are down even further, falling 17 per cent on average this year.

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AS the US economy muddled along over the last few years, investors paid handsome sums to get in on high-flying technology companies that were among the few pockets of steady growth. Now comes the payback.

As the stock market continues its 2016 slide, technology stocks