US STOCKS-Wall St treads water ahead of Fed meeting, data
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* Dow up 0.16 pct, S&P down 0.11 pct, Nasdaq up 0.06 pct (Updates to afternoon)
By Laila Kearney
NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) - Wall Street was flat on Monday afternoon as losses in energy shares were offset by consumer discretionary gains and investors laid low ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
The Fed is not expected to raise interest rates at the two-day meeting, which begins on Tuesday, but investors will be on the lookout for clues about future hikes.
"If investors are inclined to make a bet, then they're better served by waiting a few days," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago.
Global oil prices fell as much as 4 percent on concerns a six-week market recovery has gone beyond fundamentals. Continuación...