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The markets have turned decidedly less friendly in the early afternoon. The S&P 500 Index (SPX - 1444.58) is lower by 0.22 percent. Currently on the NYSE, 1,195 advancing issues are falling behind 1,444 declining issues, while 520 issues are unchanged. Up volume of 201,740,192 shares has outdistanced down volume of 170,313,728. The 39 new highs are trailing the 44 new lows. The Nasdaq Composite (COMP - 3588.7) has stepped back by 1.54 percent. Advancing Nasdaq issues of 1,424 are being crushed by 2,098 declining issues, while 622 issues are unchanged. Up volume of 199,430,400 shares is lagging down volume of 357,432,000 shares by a wide margin. The 23 new highs are well behind the 54 new lows.