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Indexes: Dow off 0.30%, S&P up 0.07%, Nasdaq 0.91%
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By Stephen Culp
NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Wall Street see-sawed on Thursday as investors juggled optimism over progress on stimulus talks Washington with signs of waning momentum of economic recovery from the pandemic recession, now entering its ninth month.
The S&P 500 was modestly higher and the Nasdaq more solidly in the black. The blue-chip Dow was lower, with all three indexes losing steam in mid-afternoon trading.
A spate of data, including jobless claims and