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U.S. Stocks Pare Gains as S&P 500 Fails to Exceed 2011 Peak

February 17, 2012

Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks pared gains as optimism among European leaders that a Greek bailout will be completed failed to drive the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above last year’s peak.

The S&P 500 rose less than 0.1 percent to 1,358.85 at 11 a.m. in New York after climbing 0.4 percent earlier.

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