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FILE - Visitors to the financial district walk past the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in New York.

NEW YORK — Most stocks marched lower Wednesday as stubbornly sticky inflation has Wall Street bracing for interest rates to stay higher for longer.

The S&P 500 fell 0.5% in its first trading after coming off a frigid February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up by 5 points, or less than 0.1%, while the Nasdaq composite fell 0.7%.

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