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US stocks end mixed on Wednesday

Published on Dec 6, 2012 6:14 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - United States stocks closed mostly higher on Wednesday after some upbeat data on the huge services sector, but market chatter about Apple's prospects weighed on the tech-rich Nasdaq.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 82.63 points (0.64 per cent) at 13,034.41 in closing trade.

The S&P 500-stock index rose 2.22 points (0.16 per cent) to 1,409.27 while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 30.00 (1.12 per cent) to 2,973.70.

Heavyweight Nasdaq member Apple tumbled 6.4 per cent.