Published: Aug 16, 2011 4:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are falling as more evidence points to a slowing global economy.
    
Germany's economy stalled last quarter and dragged down growth for Europe. In the U.S., reports are painting a mixed economic picture: Housing remains weak, but industrial production rose last month.
    
The economic worries are overshadowing strong profit reports. Investors also are waiting to see if the leaders of France and Germany offer any plans to help Europe's debt problems after their meeting Tuesday.
    
The Dow Jones industrial average is down 25, or 0.2 percent, to 11,458 at 11:45 a.m. in New York. It has pared its loss from the morning, when it was down more than 120.
    
The S&P 500 is down 4, or 0.4 percent, to 1,200. The Nasdaq is down 16, or 0.6 percent, to 2,539.

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