[BRIEFING.COM] The S&P 500 (+0.1%) remains just above its flat line, while the Russell 2000 (-0.1%) continues trading near its recently-established low.

Cyclical consumer discretionary (+0.3%) and energy (+0.3%) sectors traded ahead of the remaining groups at midday, but both groups have been overtaken by the consumer staples sector (+0.4%). Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS 61.03, +2.59) is a notable outperformer, up 4.4% after beating bottom-line estimates. Elsewhere among ... More

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