Stocks End Flat at the Start of Busy Earnings Week

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New York, NY (AP) - Stocks are struggling to a mixed finish, just
days after the Dow Jones industrial average rose above 11,000 for
the first time since early May.
Trading was muted Monday with no major economic or earnings
reports out. Traders were looking ahead to more corporate earnings
this week. Bond trading was closed for Columbus Day.
According to preliminary calculations, the Dow Jones industrial
average gained 4, or 0.03 percent, to close at 11,010.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose less than a point to 1,165,
while the Nasdaq also rose less than a point to 2,402.
Rising stocks narrowly outpaced declining ones on the New York
Stock Exchange, where volume came to 825 million shares.

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