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By The Associated Press(equals)

The Dow Jones industrial average inched up 2.38 points, or 0.02 percent, to close at 13,345.89. The Standard & Poor's 500 edged up 0.63 point to 1,433.82. The Nasdaq composite index rose 11.33 to 3,016.96.

Benchmark oil fell $1.32, or 1.5 percent, to finish at $88.73 in New York. In London, Brent crude fell 70 cents to end at $109.44.

Heating oil fell 5.78 cents to finish at $3.0767 per gallon. Wholesale gasoline fell 4.88 cents to end at $2.6475 per gallon. Natural gas fell 16.5 cents to finish at $3.452 per 1,000 cubic feet.

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