Stocks Finish Mixed

Major indexes traded in narrow ranges ahead of the Fed's interest-rate decision Wednesday. Oil prices moved higher

Major U.S. stock market indexes closed narrowly mixed Monday, with the Dow industrials and S&P 500 virtually unchanged on the session. Higher oil prices lifted Exxon Mobil (XOM%20) and other energy stocks while the broader market followed financials lower to extend recent losses. The sell-off in financials followed negative comments from Goldman Sachs and others about that group.

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