U.S. stocks slipped for the third consecutive day Thursday as media and defense companies skidded. Cable and TV companies and publishers sank, and industrial companies like Raytheon and L-3 Communications fell after reporting weak results. Bond prices fell and yields climbed. That helped banks, since they'll earn more from lending as interest rates rise. It also sent high-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate companies lower as bonds become more appealing to investors seeking income. Newspaper companies Tronc and Gannett fell sharply on news the two companies were putting a possible merger on hold.