US STOCKS-Wall St little changed as oil prices weigh

lunes 14 de diciembre de 2015 11:08 GYT

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Wall Street was little changed on Monday, two days ahead of an expected U.S. interest rate hike, as crude oil prices hovered near 11-year lows.

The S&P energy sector was down 0.33 percent on Monday on growing concerns that the global oil glut would worsen next year.

The Federal Reserve begins a two-day policy meeting on Tuesday at which it is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.

Traders see an 85 percent chance the central bank will lift its target rate range to 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent from the current zero to 0.25 percent, according to CME Group's FedWatch program.   Continuación...