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Stocks slip from record highs as energy companies fall

U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are slipping while basic materials makers are rising. Technology stocks, which have risen every day in February, are wobbling between small losses and gains.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 24 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,767 as of 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,363. The Nasdaq composite shed 5 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,860. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks slid 6 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,403.

All four indexes closed at record highs Tuesday. The Nasdaq has done...