US stocks mixed as market opens

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Posted: Jan 21, 2015 9:42 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is mixed in early trading after two straight days of gains.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 3 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,024 after the opening bell Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 15 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,499.

The price of benchmark U.S. crude oil climbed 79 cents to $47.26 a barrel in New York.

European markets were lower as investors awaited the European Central Bank's decision Thursday on another wave of economic stimulus. Asian markets rose.