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The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to its price, was little changed at 1.84 percent.

Among other stocks making big moves;

• Dell gained 88 cents, or 7.2 percent, to $13.17, rising for a second day on a report that the computer maker is in talks with private equity firms about a buyout.

• Facebook fell 85 cents, or 2.7 percent, to $30.10, paring its gains for the year to 13 percent, after the company unveiled a new feature Tuesday that lets users search their social connections for information about people, interests, photos and places.

• Lululemon Athletica, a maker of yoga apparel, dropped $2.83, or 3.9 percent, to $69.47 after its revenue forecast fell short of analysts’ estimates.

• Given Imaging Ltd. fell $2.10, or 11.5 percent, to $16.10 after the medical equipment company said it was no longer considering a sale. Also one of its largest shareholders plans to sell its stake.

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