–Stocks mixed after service-sector activity better than expected
–Europe rises on hopes of G-7 help, but data show further weakness
–Spain warns of difficulty accessing capital market
NEW YORK–U.S. stocks swung between gains and losses as service-sector activity edged past expectations and officials from industrialized countries discussed the ongoing European crisis.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 9 points, or 0.1%, to 12090 in early afternoon trading. The Standard Poor’s 500-stock index gained one point to 1279, as shares of financial companies, the index’s worst-performing sector over the past month, led the advance. Consumer-staples stocks lagged behind.
The Nasdaq …
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