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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly lower in midday trading Tuesday, taking a pause after five straight days of gains. DuPont's shares soared on news that its embattled CEO will retire, while biotechnology companies sank again. Energy stocks climbed as the price of crude oil rose sharply.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Carolinas saw sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by a historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and 14 deaths.