US STOCKS-Wall St flat as energy drags, consumer gains

lunes 14 de marzo de 2016 11:29 GYT

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

March 14 (Reuters) - Wall Street was little changed on Monday as losses in energy shares were offset by gains in consumer discretionary stocks and investors paused ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting on monetary policy this week.

U.S. crude prices fell more than 4 percent after Iran quashed hopes of a quick deal by major producers to freeze output. Brent crude fell below $40 a barrel.

Shares of Chevron and Exxon were off 0.7 percent.

"Looks like a slight hangover from the party that we had last week," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago.   Continuación...