US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed as crude steadies

lunes 14 de diciembre de 2015 14:07 GYT

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in volatile trading on Monday, two days ahead of an expected interest rate hike, as oil prices steadied after falling to within touching distance of 11-year lows.

The S&P energy sector reversed course and was up 0.44 percent, even as crude stayed firmly below $40 a barrel, amid mounting fears of a worsening supply glut.

The meltdown in the energy sector has hit the U.S. high-yield energy bonds, while the overall cash market weakened slightly on more fund liquidations.   Continuación...