US STOCKS-Wall St little changed after burst of data

jueves 26 de febrero de 2015 10:48 GYT

* Initial claims climb in latest week

* CPI posts biggest drop since 2008

* Durable goods orders top expectations

* climbs after results, outlook

* Indexes: Dow off 0.1 pct, S&P off 0.09 pt, Nasdaq up 0.04 pct (Adds quote, data)

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday in the wake of a mixed bag of economic data, with the Dow and S&P 500 holding just below record highs.

Weekly jobless claims rose to 313,000 last week, above the 290,000 forecast and 283,000 in the previous week. Durable goods orders rose 2.8 percent in January, topping the 1.7 percent estimate.

U.S. consumer prices in January fell 0.7 percent, the biggest drop since 2008, as gasoline prices tumbled. The data could provide ammunition to a cautious Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low for a bit longer.   Continuación...