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TheStreet.com 21 ended mixed Wednesday, with 12 of its 21 components finishing higher as August's dog days waned.

Wednesday's economic data was fairly light, with the main piece being the eighth consecutive decline in the Mortgage Bankers Association's refinancing index. Investors await a revised second-quarter gross domestic product results to be released Thursday.

The TSC 21, designed as an indicator of an economic recovery, closed the day down 1.4 points, or 0.1%, to 1054.96. It emulated the broader market, where the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

dropped 6.66 points, or 0.07%, to 9333.79, while the

Nasdaq

finished the day up 11.49 points, or 0.65%, at 1782.14.

Of the individual TSC 21 components,

BestBuy

(BBY)

did the best, gaining $1.75, or 3.5%, to $51.45. Next came

Maytag

(MYG)

, which closed up 83 cents, or 3.4%, at $25.58, followed by

Solectron

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, which added 18 cents, or 3.2%, to $5.88.

Continental

(CAL)

led the losers, dropping 23 cents, or 1.6%, to $14.15. And

Tiffany's

(TIF)

and

Expeditors International

(EXPD)

were close behind -- the luxury-goods retailer shed 55 cents, or 1.43%, to $37.85, while the freight transportation company lost 39 cents, or 1.04%, to $37.20.

Manpower

(MAN)

closed the day unchanged at $38.15.

Overall, the index is up 54.96 points, or 5.5%, from its start of 1000 on July 3.

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