Stocks end mixed on a quiet day

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NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing mixed on one of the quietest trading days of the year.

The Dow Jones industrial average is ending down 33 to 13,125. The Standard & Poor's 500 is down less than a point to 1,410. The Nasdaq composite index is up three to 3,073.

Trading volume was light Monday at 2.4 billion. Only one day, July 3, has been lighter. The average this year is 3.7 billion.

Apple briefly hit a record high and is closing higher. Late Friday, Apple won a patent dispute with Samsung. Apple helped the Nasdaq composite and the S&P 500, but it is not on the Dow.

Declining stocks beat advancers by about 11-to-10.

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