U.S. stocks opened flat on Wednesday as investors awaited the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s November policy meeting, where they hope to glean more insights about the Fed’s plans regarding the pace of future hikes. The S&P 500
fell 1.2 points, or less than 0.1%, to 4,002, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average
gained 10 points, or less than 0.1%, to 34,108. The Nasdaq Composite
advanced 5 points, or less 0.1%, to 11,179.