U.S. stocks pared gains in early trading on Thursday, with the Dow industrials turning negative, after data showed the services sector unexpectedly contracted in November after two months of expansion.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dipped 4.61 points, or 0.04 percent, to 10,448.07. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 0.86 points, or 0.08 percent, to 1,110.10. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> put on 8.53 points, or 0.39 percent, to 2,193.56.
Stocks had opened higher after Bank of America Corp
(Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)