Wall Street flat as energy offsets weak data, earnings

April 23, 2015 3:50 PM

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Wall Street flat as energy offsets weak data, earnings

(Reuters) - Wall Street stocks were little changed in late morning trading on Thursday as soft U.S., European and Chinese data, alongside disappointing earnings forecasts, were offset by gains in energy stocks as oil futures rose.

A slight but unexpected rise in U.S. applications for unemployment insurance also pressured indexes lower, while growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector dipped more than expected in April.

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