US stocks mixed as Greek bailout talks inch along

NEW YORK (AP) ? Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street as Greece inches closer to a deal to resolve its debt crisis.

The Dow Jones industrial average gave up an early gain and was down 35 points at 12,843 shortly after the opening bell.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 edged up less than a point to 1,351. The Nasdaq composite rose 9 to 2,941.

The state of negotiations for bailout loans for Greece, which would keep the country from a messy default next month, weren’t clear. Two key Greek leaders committed to the spending cuts that lenders are demanding.

Comcast Corp. climbed 6 percent after the cable provider reported a higher profit, adding TV channels and improved customer service to keep customers.