Stocks end little changed on the first trading day of 2015; Crude oil and the euro move lower

Energy Associated Press

FILE - This Oct. 8. 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street address carved into the side of a building in New York. U.S. stocks are opening the year on a strong note, but energy stocks slipped as the price of crude oil resumed its slide, Friday, Jan. 2,... 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) (The Associated Press)

U.S. stocks are starting off the New Year with mixed results.

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An unexpected slowdown in manufacturing last month deflated an early increase in U.S. stock indexes Friday.

Oil prices fell and the euro weakened against the dollar.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,833. The Dow was up as much as 128 earlier, but spent most of the day in the red. Last year the Dow gained 7.5 percent.

The Standard & Poor's 500 was little changed at 2,058 Friday. The Nasdaq fell nine points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,726.

Oil dropped 58 cents to $52.69 a barrel.

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The euro slipped to its lowest against the dollar in 4-1/2 years.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.11 percent.