In midday trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 21 points, or 0.16 percent, to 13,054.

The Nasdaq was down 14 points, or 0.47 percent to 2,944.

The S&P 500 was down 3 points, or 0.21 percent to 1,383.

The LABJ Stock Index was up 2.5 points, or 2 percent to 136.