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The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in midday trading to 2,440.69.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.1% to 21,434.66.

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The NASDAQ was up 0.3% to 6,252.56.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond fell 0.1% to 2.15%.

The price of gold rise 0.3% to $1,250.


Autobytel Inc. in Irvine was up 7.3% to $13.36 and a $148 million market cap. The car sales leads provider was mentioned this morning by stocks website and by midday trading volume was triple its 90-day average.


NuGene International Inc. (OTC: NUGN) in Irvine was down 30% to 8 cents and a $3.4 million market cap on trading volume about four times higher than average. The company makes beauty products; two years ago it rode a wave of an outside speculator’s report to a share price of nearly $4 and its share price has declined steadily since.