New York • U.S. stocks ended little changed Thursday after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose less than one point, or 0.05 percent, to close at 1,987.98 Thursday, barely topping a record set the day before.
The other two major indexes fell. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped two points, or 0.02 percent, to 17,083.80. The Nasdaq eased one point, or 0.04 percent to 4,472.11.