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S&P 500 climbed 0.1% to 4,395.62 in midday trading.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 34,736.48, while the Nasdaq increased 0.1% to 14,597.30
Crude oil rose 2.4% to $81.27 a barrel.

Gold was flat at $1,757 an ounce.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury increased 0.56% to 1.614%.

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Vizio Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: VZIO) fell 4.7% to $19.83 and a $3.7 billion market cap.  The Irvine-based provider of smart TVs on Friday afternoon announced Chief Technology Officer Bill Baxter plans to step away.

Evolus Inc. (Nasdaq: EOLS) rose 5.3% to $7.18 and a $390 million market cap. Volume was about a fifth of the daily average. Shares of the Newport Beach-based provider of aesthetic products are still down about 37% since reporting second-quarter results on Aug. 4.