The Dow was recently up by 0.17% at 20,949.18, the broader-based S&P 500 was flat at 2,378.66 and the tech-focussed Nasdaq Composite rose by 0.21% to 5,913.54.
RISERS AND FALLERS
The Dow leaderboard was headed by Nike, Caterpillar and Walt Disney, with all three stocks up by more than 1%. Early fallers included Visa and Home Depot, both off by 0.8%.
At 2:45pm (GMT), WTI crude was 0.84% lower at $48.37/bbl, Brent was down by 0.39% at $51.56/bbl, while Gold was trading higher at around $1,232/oz.
No economic news of note due today.
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