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Stocks mostly lower a day after record close

1:16 PM, Dec 19, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are mostly lower on Wall Street a day after hitting their latest record high.  

Long-term interest rates and the dollar rose after the Federal Reserve said it would reduce its bond purchases.  

The Standard & Poor's 500 fell a point, or 0.06 percent, to 1,809 Thursday.  

The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 11 points, or 0.07 percent, to 16,179. The Nasdaq composite fell 12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,058.  

Dividend-rich utilities stocks fell the most.  

Facebook fell 1 percent after saying it would sell 70 million shares, including more than 41 million held by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. 

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.93 percent. 

Gold fell below $1,200 an ounce, the lowest in three years.

The Associated Press

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