US stocks edge mostly lower, led by the energy sector, as the price of oil falls again

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Energy stocks are leading a slight decline in U.S. market indexes in midday trading as the price of oil resumes its slide.

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Exxon Mobil and Chevron were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average Monday.

McDonald's fell 3 percent after reporting that a measure of global sales fell last month.

The Dow was down 14 points, or 0.1 percent, at 17,944 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell two points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,073. The Nasdaq composite edged up three points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,784.

Benchmark crude oil dropped $2.62, or 4 percent, to $63.24 a barrel in New York.

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Bond prices edged higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.29 percent.