Tuesday, 31 July 2012


US stocks finished mostly flat on Monday as investors paused following the best two-day run this year, with central bank meetings and a full load of US economic data looming.
The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 2.65 points, or 0.02%, to 13,073.01 at the close. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index edged down just 0.67 of a point, or 0.05%, to 1,385.30. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 12.25 points, or 0.41%, to end at 2,945.84.