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While you were sleeping: Mixed mood on Wall St

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Wall Street was mixed, with the S&P 500 touching a fresh record high, as gains in shares of Chevron, following oil prices higher, offset declines in shares of Apple as investors digested the impact of its latest products, unveiled on Tuesday.

In 3.09pm trading in New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1 percent. However, the Nasdaq Composite Index slipped 0.04 percent. In 2.54pm trading, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index was little changed.

Earlier in the day the S&P 500 touched a fresh record high of 2,497.22.

A Labour Department report showed its producer price index for final demand rose 0.2 percent in August, following a 0.1 percent decline in July.

Investors will eye next week's meeting by Federal Reserve policy........

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