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March 28, 2019, 11:54 a.m. EDT

Bull-bear stalemate persists: S&P 500, Nasdaq press major support

Focus: Consumer staples sector extends trendline breakout, XLP, TRV, SHAK, NBL, GRMN

By Michael Ashbaugh, MarketWatch

U.S. stocks are slightly lower early Thursday, and firmly off session highs, vacillating after a mixed batch of economic data, including a downward revision to fourth-quarter GDP.

Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 continues to whipsaw at its range top — the 2,800-to-2,817 area — amid a late-month bull-bear technical stalemate.

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