US stock indexes edge lower, bringing market back below a record high

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U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading as the market pulls back from a record high.

Energy companies were lagging Tuesday as the price of crude oil fell again.

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The Standard and Poor's 500 fell two points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,095 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 19 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,999. The Nasdaq composite fell two points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,891.

The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Friday. U.S. markets were closed Monday for Presidents Day.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber rose 3 percent after the company reported a jump in profit.

The price of oil fell $1.17 to $51.59 a barrel.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.09 percent.