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Stocks bouncing between slight gains and losses

U.S. stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in midday trading Thursday as investors wait for the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting. The market is coming off a weeklong advance. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was up 22 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,934 as of 12:27 p.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost a point to 1,994 and the Nasdaq composite fell 38 points, or 0.8 percent, to 4,752. FED WATCH: While the minutes from the Federal Reserve's regular policy meetings can be a ho-hum affair, the mood is different this time. In September, the Fed decided to hold off raising interest rates citing...