Buyers held off on purchases as prices rose and discounts disappeared.
AAA's daily tracking of US retail pump prices puts the national average higher than that in many markets.
The car-parts and repair company sees fortunes rise as people hold on to their clunkers.
The automaker's stock starts trading at $35 but drifts back toward $34 on heavy volume. Ford slides on a downgrade. Toyota and Honda push higher.
The size of the automaker's offering is expanded to 478 million shares. It could be larger and may be the biggest US IPO ever.
General Motors reports its third straight profitable quarter despite losses in Europe.
The indexes struggle to very small gains. US Steel, Lexmark, Cummins and Kimberly-Clark all slump. Ford and Coach both show big gains. The dollar moves higher.
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