Wait and see: Stocks steady at beginning of jam-packed week

Posted: Mar 13, 2017 10:23 AM EDT

Updated: Mar 13, 2017 3:33 PM EDT

 

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By STAN CHOE
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. stock indexes held steady Monday at the beginning of a week full of events that could swing markets. The Federal Reserve may raise interest rates, more countries around the world may move to shake up the economic status quo and several high-profile updates on the U.S. economy are coming out this week.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index was little changed at 2,372 as of 3:17 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 24 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,878. The Nasdaq composite rose 13 points, or 0.2 percent to 5,874. Four stocks rose for every three that fell on the New York Stock Exchange.

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