Stocks End Little Changed; Dow Ekes Out Gain To Score Record

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U.S. stocks ended Wednesday's choppy session virtually unchanged. But the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a small gain to close at a fresh record. The blue-chip index added 15.38 points, or 0.1%, to 18,224.57, scoring a record for the third time this year. A 2.6% drop in Apple Inc's shares likely contributed to the marginal decline in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's second-day testimony before Congress moved markets up slightly in early trade, but gains faded out by the closing bell. The S&P 500 closed 1.6 points, or 0.1%, lower at 2,113.86. The Nasdaq Composite ended less than a point off at 4,967.14, breaking its ten-day winning streak.

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