By The Associated Press(equals)

The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 14.68 points to close at 13,213.63. The Nasdaq composite fell 22.84 points to 3,046.36. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 5.45 points to close at 1,397.91.

Benchmark U.S. crude lost 6 cents to end at $104.87 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price oil imported into the U.S., lost 36 cents to end at $119.47 per barrel in London.

In other energy trading, heating oil was flat, finishing at $3.1834 per gallon, while gasoline futures fell by 2.18 cents to end at $3.1844 per gallon. Natural gas futures rose 9.9 cents to end the day at $2.285 per 1,000 cubic feet, the highest since March 21.

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