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Stocks have generally steadied themselves in early afternoon trading. The S&P 500 Index (SPX - 1477.79) is ahead by more than seven points. Currently on the NYSE, 1,342 advancing issues are trailing 1,462 decliners, while 485 issues are unchanged. Up volume of 304,408,260 shares has slipped past down volume of 298,428,730 shares. The 40 new highs are beating the 33 new lows. The Nasdaq Composite (COMP - 3830.2) has elevated by over 32 points this afternoon. Declining issues own a 2,152-to-1,605 advantage over advancers, and 640 issues have not changed. Up volume of 452,777,900 shares is pushing past down volume of 383,853,000 shares. News lows are leading new highs, 47 to 42.