U.S. indexes turn lower at midday

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are giving up an early gain and turning lower in midday trading.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25 points to 16,985 as of 12:26 p.m. ET Monday. It was up as much as 89 points in early trading.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell four points to 1,964. The Nasdaq composite lost 17 points to 4,459.

Energy stocks had some of the biggest declines as the price of crude oil fell. Marathon Petroleum fell 2 percent.

H&R Block fell the most in the S&P 500 after the tax preparation company said its latest attempt to sell its banking business has stalled.

U.S. government bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.42 percent.