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US stock indexes mixed ahead of busy earnings week

U.S. stock indexes dipped Monday, ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings reports and a meeting of the Federal Reserve. Global stock markets were mixed, while the price of oil rose.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,470, as of 12:45 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 51 points, or 0.2 percent, to 21,529. The Nasdaq composite rose 9 points, or 0.1 percent, to 6,397.

If the S&P 500 ends the day lower, it would mark the first three-day losing streak for the index in a month. The recent declines have been mostly modest though, and the S&P 500 remains within a quarter of a percent of its...