Stocks have closed Tuesday mixed after enthusiasm over a deal to extend tax cuts faded.
Bond prices fell sharply as traders anticipated the tax cuts would lead to ballooning budget deficits. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note jumped to 3.14 percent, its highest level since June 22.
President Barack Obama and Republican leaders agreed to a broad package of tax cuts and an extension of unemployment benefits.
According to preliminary calculations, the Dow Jones industrial average is down 3, or 0.03%, at 11,359.
The S&P 500 index is up 0.6, or 0.05%, at 1,223. The Nasdaq composite index is up 3.6, or 0.1%, at 2,598.
Rising stocks were even with declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was 1.6 billion shares.