Intel

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turned lower at midday -- down 0.7% -- after rising this morning. The semiconductor bellwether took other chipmakers with it. The

Semiconductor Index

was down 0.4% after moving higher earlier.

Micron Technology

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lost 4.2%, and

Applied Materials

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was off 0.5%. Other technology groups were mixed, with the

Box Maker Index

up a modest 0.8% and

TheStreet.com Internet Sector

index was down 0.6%.

Microsoft

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was down 3.5%.