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U.S. Stocks Little Changed as Investors Weigh Fed Minutes

U.S. stocks were little changed as investors analyzed minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting for signs on when the central bank might slow the pace of stimulus efforts.

Financial companies fell the most out of 10 S&P 500 groups as Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. slumped more than 1.2 percent. Nabors Industries Ltd. fell 6.3 percent after forecasting operating income below analysts’ estimates. Family Dollar Stores Inc. added 7.1 percent as the retailer’s earnings topped analyst estimates. Hewlett-Packard Co. rose 1.8 percent after Citigroup Inc. advised investors to buy the stock.