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US stocks end tough January with another decline

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January was rough on stock investors. Concerns about the global economy, US company earnings, and turmoil in emerging markets beat indexes into their worst month in two years. Many investors, however, remain hopeful that January’s woes will not spill over into the rest of 2014. They even see this month’s downturn as healthy, given the market’s 30 percent rise last year. ‘‘There’s been some negative news out there — the economic data, corporate earnings, and what’s now going on in emerging markets — but I’m not convinced the headlines are bad enough to be a catalyst to push us into a correction,’’ said one NYSE floor trader

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