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The Independent Online
US STOCKS were mixed, with oil producers rising on the back of higher crude prices but technology stocks weaker.

Chevron and Exxon were among the major gainers, up 3 3/16 and 2 1/8 respectively. The oil producers helped the Dow Jones 37.74 points higher to 9,731.5 by the mid-afternoon. The Nasdaq was modestly higher, up 3.83 points at 2,396.77.

Fallers included Computer Associates, which fell 16 per cent following a broker downgrade.