UPDATE: Stocks Open Lower 12/11/13
December 11, 2013
NEW YORK - The stock market is lower in early trading as investors weigh a budget deal out of Washington and a batch of corporate news.
Congress reached a modest U.S. budget agreement that restores about $63 billion in across-the-board automatic spending cuts.
MasterCard rose 5 percent after it announced a 10-for-1 stock split.