GOING NOWHERE: Stocks barely moved for the second day in a row. Investors at first appeared worried about Europe, and stocks fell in the morning. But by afternoon they were back around break-even, with the Nasdaq posting a gain.
BY THE NUMBERS: The Dow Jones industrial average had a microscopic decline of nearly 3 points, to 12,415. The Standard & Poors 500 rose 4 points to 1,281. The Nasdaq rose 22 points to 2,670.
WHAT'S NEXT: Investors will be closely watching the Labor Department's employment data, due before markets open on Friday.