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US stock indexes edge lower in early trading; oil rises

U.S. stock indexes edged lower in in early trading Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the day. Investors will be listening for clues on whether the central bank will raise interest rates again later this month. Declines in makers of consumer goods outweighed gains in banks and health care stocks.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 21,004 as of 10:09 a.m. Eastern Time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2 points, or 0

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