US STOCKS SNAPSHOT - Wall St opens flat as "cliff" signs awaited

NEW YORK Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:34pm GMT

NEW YORK Dec 10 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened little changed on Monday as investors awaited any sign of progress in talks to avert the United States' so-called fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 1.35 points, or 0.01 percent, to 13,156.48. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index shed 1.81 points, or 0.13 percent, to 1,416.26. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 3.62 points, or 0.12 percent, to 2,974.42.


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.