NEW YORK Nov 8 U.S. stocks opened flat on
Thursday as investors continued to worry about the looming
fiscal cliff debate even as data showed new claims for
unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 1.00 point,
or 0.01 percent, at 12,933.73. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index
was up 1.23 points, or 0.09 percent, at 1,395.76. The
Nasdaq Composite Index was up 8.46 points, or 0.29
percent, at 2,945.75.
Equities dropped more than 2 percent in Wednesday's session,
the biggest daily decline for the S&P 500 since June.