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Dow Slips 21

S&P 500, Nasdaq edge up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 13, 2017 3:16 PM CDT

(Newser) – Stocks are ending mixed on Wall Street in subdued trading ahead of this week's meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers, the AP reports. Modest gains in materials companies and utilities Monday were offset by declines in health care and consumer goods stocks. Copper miner Freeport-McMoRan rose 1.6%, while Merck fell 1.5%. Mobileye jumped 28% after the Israeli technology company agreed to be acquired by Intel. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed up a fraction at 2,373. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 21 points, or 0.1%, to 20,881. The Nasdaq composite rose 14 points, or 0.2%, to 5,875. More stocks rose than fell on the New York Stock Exchange. (Read more stock market stories.)

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