The Markets

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The Dow Jones industrial were down by 0.37 point to close at 5,668.29. Declining issues outnumbered advancers by a slim margin on the New York Stock Exchange on a volume of 390.88 million shares as of 4 p.m. The Nasdaq composite index rose 4.71 to 1,235.47, while the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index fell 1.93 to 669.04. And in London, gold finished up $0.50 at $384.75