MARKET PULSE-Boeing, Facebook, Spartech, Dow, Polycom, IRobot

Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:36pm EDT
 
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Oct 24 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Wednesday:

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BOEING RISES IN OTHERWISE FLAT DAY ON WALL STREET

stocks were little changed, supported by a slight pickup in manufacturing and a surge in new home sales, while Boeing gained after raising its full-year forecast.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 7.41 points, or 0.06 percent, to 13,109.94. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index dropped 1.18 points, or 0.08 percent, to 1,411.93. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 8.59 points, or 0.29 percent, to 2,981.87.

** BOEING CO, $73.69, up 1.2 pct (0940 ET)   Continued...