A Federal Express truck drives down a freeway in San Diego, California.
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Stocks have pulled back this week as a better-than-expected consumer price index report on Tuesday reignited fears the Federal Reserve may be forced to provoke a recession to drive down prices. Stocks took another hit on Friday after an earlier negative announcement from FedEx, long considered a benchmark for the broader economy. It was the fourth losing week in five for the three major averages.