Energy companies led a retreat early from Tuesday's market gains of more than 1 percent as an American Petroleum Institute report showed oil prices slipped to near five-week lows on higher inventories, but rebounded after a government report said crude oil supplies actually declined slightly.
At the close, the Dow Jones industrial average added 9.69 points, 0.09 percent, to 10,415.54. The S&P 500 rose 1.62 points, 0.15 percent, to 1,094.16. The Nasdaq composite index was up 0.26 percent, 6.26 points, to 2,215.70.
The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note rose 15/32 to yield 2.589 percent.
The euro rose against the dollar to $1.2881 from Tuesday's $1.2880. Against the yen, the dollar fell to 85.28 yen from Tuesday's 85.46 yen.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index rose 0.86 percent, 78.86 points, to 9,240.54.
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