Stocks are mixed as investors appear to be in a holding pattern until more clarity on the fiscal cliff emerges.
Frequent fliers are in the hunt for end-of-year 'mileage runs' to qualify for elite status in 2013.
Boston Beer is initiated with a 'neutral,' and Target is downgraded to 'neutral.'
For now, these machines are helping workers, not competing with them. But that could change as faster processors and improved sensors enhance robots' capabilities.
The top tax rate, estate taxes and capital-gains rates are points of contention. Plans also disagree on spending cuts and the debt limit.
The averages remain in a narrow trading range, as investors await movement in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations.
Panera Bread is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Yelp is initiated with a 'market perform.'
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