Wall St edges lower in muted session

NEW YORK Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:33am IST

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York August 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York August 12, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a quiet session with slight moves on Monday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher following a six-week advance, though the longer-term trend was still viewed as positive.

The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 22.58 points, or 0.16 percent, at 13,970.39. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index lost 0.96 points, or 0.06 percent, at 1,516.97. The Nasdaq Composite Index shed 1.87 points, or 0.06 percent, at 3,192.00.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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