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Stocks are mixed on Wall Street after holiday

Monday - 4/1/2013, 11:30am  ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are mixed in early trading on Wall Street after the long Easter holiday weekend.

Markets were closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. European markets were still closed Monday for Easter.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up eight points, less than 0.1 percent, to 14,587 shortly after the opening bell.

The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index was up a fraction of a point at 1,569. The Nasdaq composite was up two points, 0.1 percent, at 3,270.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was little changed at 1.86 percent.

Asian markets finished mostly lower.

The Institute for Supply Management is expected to report that its manufacturing index grew for the fourth consecutive month in March, although at a slightly slower pace than in February.


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