Stocks End Mostly Lower, Oil Tops $80

Investors weighed hopes for a Fed rate cut against a new closing record for crude and a disappointing forecast from Texas Instruments

Major U.S. stock indexes ended narrowly mixed Wednesday as the market's hopes for an interest rate cut at next week's FOMC meeting were unable to trump a fresh record for crude oil and a tepid third-quarter profit forecast from Texas Instruments (TXN).

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