Stocks were little changed change on Friday as investors waited for developments in talks on the "fiscal cliff." A government report that showed consumer spending fell last month also weighed on the market.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.76 points, or 0.03 percent, to close at 13,025.58.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.23 points, or 0.02 percent, to close at 1,416.18.
The Nasdaq composite fell 1.79 points, or 0.06 percent, to 3,010.24.
For the week:
The Dow is up 15.90, or 0.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 7.03, or 0.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 43.39, or 1.5 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 808.02, or 6.6 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 158.58, or 12.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 405.09, or 15.6 percent.
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