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Stocks prices slip in midday trading; energy companies fall as price of crude oil moves lower

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NEW YORK — Stocks are mostly lower in midday trading as energy companies decline along with the price of oil.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,227 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Friday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost three points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,127. The Nasdaq composite gave up three points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,087.

PHOTO: FILE - In this Aug. 8. 2011, file photo, a Wall Street sign hangs near the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks slipped in early trading Friday, May 22, 2015, as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 8. 2011, file photo, a Wall Street sign hangs near the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks slipped in early trading Friday, May 22, 2015, as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)

Energy stocks fell. Hess lost 2 percent and Newfield Exploration declined 1.3 percent.

Oil fell 95 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $59.77 a barrel.

Campbell Soup rose 2 percent after its earnings came in ahead of what analysts were looking for.

Bond prices fell after the government reported an increase in consumer prices last month. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.21 percent.

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