Wall Street opens flat on "cliff" deadlock
December 21, 2012 1:42 AM EST
Stocks opened little changed on Thursday amid uncertainty over fiscal talks as President Barack Obama threatened to veto a controversial Republican plan, suggesting a deal wouldn't come as soon as many investors had hoped.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> edged up 4.17 points, or 0.03 percent, at 13,256.14. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 1.36 points, or 0.09 percent, to 1,437.17. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 5.17 points, or 0.17 percent, to 3,049.54.
(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Bernadette Baum)