U.S. stock prices opened little changed Monday, as investor concerns about higher energy costs weigh on the market.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading three points higher at 10,407. The S&P 500 is up a fraction of a point to 1,173, and the NASDAQ has slipped one point to 1,984.
European share prices are lower in midday trading. London's Financial Times index, the CAC-40 in Paris, and the DAX index in Frankfurt are all down four-tenths of a percent or more.
Earlier in Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei index lost 56 points to finish at 11,668. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 22 points to end at 13,513.
The price of gold is down more than one dollar, trading at 424 dollars and 59 cents an ounce in New York The dollar in London is higher against the yen and the euro.