Industrial stocks lead markets down Wednesday

Materials and industrials sector companies led U.S. stock indexes lower in midday trading Wednesday. Energy stocks also fell as oil prices headed lower. Utilities were up the most. Trading was subdued as investors looked ahead to the long Easter holiday weekend and kept an eye on geopolitical tensions. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slid 9 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,344 as of 10:26 a.m. Mountain time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell...

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