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US stocks mostly higher in afternoon trading; oil recovers

Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher in afternoon trading Monday as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors. Financial stocks were also headed higher. Technology companies were down the most, giving up gains from an early rally.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 3 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,442 as of 3:35 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 38 points, or 0.2 percent, to 21,43. The Nasdaq composite slid 13 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,250. The Russell 2000 of small-company stocks picked up 3 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,418.

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