Stocks move higher on hopes for budget deal
Lawmakers kept Wall Street on its toes Wednesday as investors waited for signs of progress on the "fiscal cliff."
Stocks shrugged off an early loss and were higher in early afternoon trading. As of 12:40 p.m. the Dow Jones industrial average was up 74 points at 12,951. It had been down as much as 112 points shortly after the opening bell.
The Standard and Poor's 500 was up five points to 1,404. The Nasdaq composite was up 10 points at 2,977.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com