US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed, near record highs

martes 11 de marzo de 2014 10:59 GYT

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By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, March 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors found few reasons to push the S&P 500 above its recent record high, as tensions in Ukraine continued.

Despite setting a record high on March 7, the S&P 500 has been range-bound over the last few sessions, amid a dearth of corporate earnings or data-related incentives to push equities higher.

"The market has growing pains here, and rightfully so," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.

"Basically we are at high levels, there are a lot of warnings out there, a lot of signs the market may be topping out."   Continuación...