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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s); for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday after data showed the economy grew at a sharply lower-than-expected pace in the first quarter, but gains in private payrolls kept the market near break-even. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.06 percent at 16,545.7, the S&P 500 was up 0.02 percent at 1,878.67 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.22 percent at 4,094.352.
** EXELON CORP, $34.81, -3.79 pct
** PEPCO HOLDINGS INC, $26.74, +17.33 pct
Nuclear power producer Exelon Corp said it would buy Pepco Holdings for $6.83 billion to create the biggest U.S. Mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility.
** TWITTER INC, $38.35, -10.02 pct
The microblogging website reported lackluster user and usage growth for the second consecutive quarter on Tuesday, deepening investor concerns about its struggle to gain a mass following.