US STOCKS-Wall St ends up slightly, but business spending weighs
Published: Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:22 PM ET
By: Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
*Dow up 0.2 pct, S&P 500 up 0.3 pct, Nasdaq up 0.2 pct. There were a few bright spots, such as Procter& Gamble, which rose 2.9 percent to $70.07 after reporting stronger-than-expected results. The broad S&P 500 has declined 3.6 percent over the previous five sessions.