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Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:22am EDT
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Oct 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 near record highs, ahead of a policy decision by the Federal Reserve later in the day. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.04 percent at 15,685.87. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 0.02 percent at 1,771.58. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 0.07 percent at 3,949.49.

** APPLE INC, $521.77, up 1.8 pct (11:03 a.m. ET)

The company has not reinvented the wheel with the iPad Air, but the thinner device, priced higher than many of its competitors, is a major improvement on a successful product, reviewers wrote on Tuesday.

** GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY, $37.46, up 3.9 pct (11:04 a.m. ET)

The No. 1 U.S. automaker posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on strong results in its core North American market and a smaller-than-anticipated loss in Europe.

** FACEBOOK INC, $49.55 up 0.3 pct (10:16 a.m. ET)   Continued...