Stocks were little changed on Wednesday as investors shrugged off concerns about the strength of an economic recovery and an uncertain earnings season.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 14.81 points, or 0.18 percent, to 8,178.41. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> dropped 1.47 points, or 0.17 percent, to 879.56. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 1.00 points, or 0.06 percent, to 1,747.17.
(Editing by Leslie Adler)