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Trader Neil Catania, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

May 13 (Bloomberg) — Stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index near a record, amid corporate deals activity and data that showed retail sales rose less than forecast in April.

DirecTV jumped 1.7 percent after people familiar with the matter said AT&T Inc. has held advanced talks to acquire the company for about $50 billion. Keurig Green Mountain Inc. added 9.5 percent after Coca-Cola Co. boosted its stake in the company. Pfizer Inc. rose 0.4 percent after people familiar with the matter said the company may increase its bid for AstraZeneca Plc.

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