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Stocks recover early losses, oil gains on Yemen tensions
Stocks recover early losses, oil gains on Yemen tensions

U.S. stocks were little changed in afternoon trading Thursday, having recovered their losses from earlier in the day. Investors continued to watch the Middle East, where Saudi Arabia has launched strikes on key military installations in Yemen. The price of oil rose. Despite the tension in the Middle East and the plane crash in Europe, investors were generally not moving into their traditional havens of safety. Bond prices fell, gold prices were up only slightly and dividend-paying stocks were lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was essentially unchanged at 17,720 as of 2:16 p.m. Eastern time. It was down 139 points earlier. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...

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