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Stocks Set for Mixed End as Dow Pauses Stretch of Record Highs

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Wall Street was heading for a mixed to slightly higher finish on Friday, with the Nasdaq Composite posting its eighth advance in nine days, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was set to snap a six-day stretch of record highs. Still, all three benchmark averages are expected to close the week in the plus column.

Energy shares led declines among the S&P 500 sectors, sliding 0.6%. Telecommunications were up 1% in the largest increase. On the Dow, UnitedHealth ( UNH ) retreated 4.3% in the steepest loss while Verizon ( VZ ) rose 1.3% in the greatest gain.

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