US stock market is little changed at midday

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Posted: Feb 20, 2015 12:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is little changed at midday as investors monitor the tough debt negotiations between Greece and its European creditors.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged down three points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,095 as of 11:50 a.m. Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average is eked out a gain of seven points, a rise of less than 1 percent, to 17,993. The Nasdaq edged up one point, or 0.03 percent, to 4,926.

Greece is trying to persuade its European creditors to accept a six-month loan extension, allowing the country to pay its bills and skirt a possible exit from the euro.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note dipped to 2.06 percent from 2.12 percent late Thursday. Bonds yields fall as their prices rise.