US stock indexes drift between small gains and losses as investors weigh US retail sales data

Industrials Associated Press

Stocks are barely moving in midday trading as the market comes off two days of losses.

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The Dow Jones industrial average edged up six points to 18,076 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,101. The Nasdaq composite increased 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,987.

Owens-Illinois, which makes beer and wine bottles, jumped 10 percent after saying it would buy a glass container business from the Mexican company Vitro.

DuPont sank 6 percent after billionaire investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund lost a proxy fight against the chemical maker.

Crude oil rose 22 cents to $60.97 a barrel in New York.

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Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.26 percent.