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The S&P 500 was flat at 4,796.74 during midday trading. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 36,473.82. 

The Nasdaq increased 0.5% to 15,849.82.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was down 1.2% to 1.5240%.

The price of gold rose 0.5% to $1,814.30. 

The price for a barrel of oil climbed 0.4% to $76.89.

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