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Markets Right Now: S&P 500 ekes out a record at the close

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

4 p.m.

The S&P 500 has eked out a new record on an otherwise uneventful day on Wall Street.

The benchmark index closed with a gain of 2 points at 3,096, its third straight increase after a decline on Monday.

Consumer-focused stocks, including Target and Lowe’s, were the best performers, offsetting declines in technology and energy companies.

Cisco Systems dropped 7.3% after giving investors a surprisingly weak revenue forecast.

Overall, there was a lack of market-moving news Thursday. Investors are still awaiting more details on the status of trade talks between the U.S. and China.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1 point to 27,781 after dropping around 100 points earlier. The Nasdaq fell 3 points to 8,479.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.82%.

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12:00 p.m.

The major stock indexes are edging lower Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 slipping below records set a day earlier.

The tech sector showed the biggest decline. Cisco fell 7.4% after giving investors a surprisingly weak revenue forecast.

Traders are looking for clarity on the status of U.S.-China trade talks. Chinese officials said Thursday that a rollback of tariffs should be part of any deal.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told a House committee that he sees no signs of an imminent recession in the U.S.

The S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.2%, to 3,086.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 70 points, or 0.2%, to 27,713. The Nasdaq fell 35 points, or 0.5%, to 8,446.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.81%.

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9:35 a.m.

Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street led by a decline in technology companies.

Cisco fell 6.4% early Thursday. Walmart raised its profit forecast and rose 2.8%.

Traders are looking for clarity on the status of U.S.-China trade talks. Chinese officials said Thursday that a rollback of tariffs should be part of any deal.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell makes another appearance before Congress, where he is expected to say the Fed will leave rates unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows signs of worsening.

The S&P 500 fell less than 1 point to 3,093.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 3 points to 27,780. The Nasdaq fell 12 points, or 0.1%, to 8,469.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.83%.

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