Stocks are off to a mixed start, remain lower for the week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are off to a slightly higher start on Wall Street but major indexes remain lower for the week after several days of declines. Technology and health care companies were higher in the early going Wednesday, while energy companies fell along with crude oil prices. The S&P 500 was just barely in the green, the Nasdaq was about half a percent higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was little changed. Bed Bath & Beyond lost about a quarter of its value after announcing a major restructuring and a stock sale. Treasury yields were slightly higher. European markets were lower and Asian markets closed mixed.

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