Stock gains dented over twists in budget talks
NEW YORK (AP) — An early gain on the stock market shrank Thursday after House Speaker John Boehner said little progress was being made in budget talks in Washington.
The Dow Jones industrial average had been up as much as 77 points in morning trading Thursday, then briefly turned negative after Boehner's remarks at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Shortly after noon the Dow was up 20 points at 13,005.
The Standard & Poor's 500 was up four points at 1,414 and the Nasdaq was up 15 at 3,006.
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