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U.S. Stocks Erase Gains as Banks, Commodity Producers Retreat

May 16, 2012

U.S. stocks erased gains as financial companies and commodity producers led the market lower after an early gain triggered by faster-than-forecast growth in housing starts and industrial production.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was down less than 0.1 percent at 1,330.14 at 1:32 p.m. in New York after climbing as much as 0.8 percent earlier.

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