US STOCKS-Wall St ends flat as Fed meeting looms

lunes 14 de marzo de 2016 16:34 GYT

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By Laila Kearney

NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) - Wall Street closed little changed in light trading on Monday as consumer discretionary gains countered losses in energy shares 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.   Continuación...