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Euro worries collar Wall Street bears

Published March 28. 2013 4:00AM

New York - U.S. stocks finished with limited losses on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 index stalled just points from its record close, as worries over Europe's debt troubles abated.

"The situation in Cyprus was relatively unique; I don't think they'll try to replicate that again," Robert Pavlik, market strategist at Banyan Partners, said of a controversial tax on bank deposits that's part of Cyprus's bailout agreement.

"Europe has its problems, but most of it has been factored" into the U.S. stock market, he added.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 33.49 points, or 0.2 percent, to 14,526.16. Twenty of the Dow's 30 components ended in the red, led by JPMorgan Chase & Co., off 1.8 percent.

The S&P 500 index shed 0.92 point, or less than 0.1 percent, to end at 1,562.85, leaving it within points of its all-time closing high.

The S&P 500 on Tuesday finished less than 2 points from its all-time close.

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