NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The major U.S. equity averages finished mixed in moribund trading Wednesday with volume once again running extremely light.
August has seen trading in stocks sink to the lowest levels in five years and Wednesday's session saw a similar lack of interest with just 2.65 billion shares changing hands on the New York Stock Exchange and 1.54 billion in play on the Nasdaq.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 7 points, or 0.06%, to close at 13,165. The blue-chip index ranged less than 55 points on the day.
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