U.S. Stocks Edge Lower After Five Record Closes

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are edging mostly lower as the market comes off five days of record closes.

         The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped two points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,037 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday.

         The Dow Jones industrial average fell 24 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,591. The Nasdaq composite was flat at 4,662.

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         J.M. Smucker sank 3 percent after the company said sales of its Folgers coffee brand fell as consumers avoided high prices.

         Susquehanna Bancshares jumped 32 percent on news that the commercial bank BB&T would buy the company. BB&T fell 2 percent.

         Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.35 percent. Bond trading was closed Tuesday for Veterans Day.

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