Stocks Close Mixed

Inflation concerns persisted despite a slide in oil prices and a pullback in the 10-year Treasury yield

Major stock indices closed mixed in moderate volume Thursday. Inflation concerns persisted despite a slide in oil prices and a pull-back in the 10-year Treasury yield, as many forecasters believe interest rates and inflation are headed higher, according to Standard & Poor's MarketScope. Energy and basic materials stocks fell on profit-taking.

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