US STOCKS-Wall St opens slightly lower

NEW YORK, Dec 23 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. stocks (Read more about the stock market today. ) opened slightly
lower on Thursday following a pre-holiday flurry of economic
data as Wall Street approached a fourth straight week of
gains.

The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: ) was down 2.65
points, or 0.02 percent, at 11,556.84. The Standard & Poor’s
500 Index (.SPX: ) was down 1.40 points, or 0.11 percent, at
1,257.44. The Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC: ) was down 3.83
points, or 0.14 percent, at 2,667.65.

The reports were mostly in line with expectations, with
jobless claims suggesting the unemployment rate will stay
stubbornly high. But consumer spending rose for a fifth month
and incomes edged up slightly more than forecast, and durable
goods orders posted their largest increase since March. For
details, see [ID:nN23135079]
(Reporting by Angela Moon; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

US STOCKS-Wall St opens slightly lower