Stocks are barely moving in midday trading as the market comes off two days of losses.
The Dow Jones industrial average edged up six points to 18,076 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday.
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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.
Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.26 percent.