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Stocks slip below record levels; Dow holds 15,000

NEW YORK – Stocks are edging lower on Wall Street as a powerful market advance slows down.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 22 points to 15,082 Thursday, a decline of 0.2 percent. The Dow had closed above 15,000 for the first time on Tuesday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost six points to end at 1,626, a fall of 0.4 percent. It was the first loss for the S&P since May 1.

The Nasdaq composite index was off four points at 3,409, or 0.1 percent.

Tesla Motors soared 24 percent after the electric car maker posted its first quarterly net profit since it was founded a decade ago.

Two stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was lower than average at 3.3 billion shares.

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