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U.S. stocks were little changed Thursday, as Greece’s bailout talks with creditors appeared set to stretch into the weekend.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was nearly flat at 17967. The S&P 500 index gained two points, or 0.1%, to 2110, and the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 5 points, or 0.1%, to 5128.

In Europe, Germany’s DAX inched up 0.02%, and France’s CAC-40 slipped 0.07%. Eurozone finance ministers on Thursday concluded a meeting to give Athens and the institutions overseeing its bailout more time to agree on conditions for desperately needed aid. Negotiations are expected to stretch into the weekend, as significant differences remain over pension cuts and other aid conditions. Without a deal, Greece is set to default on a June 30 payment to the International Monetary Fund.

While the day-to-day news about Greece’s bailout talks has been driving U.S. stock-market action recently, it doesn’t change the outlook for U.S. companies, investors said. The stock market’s muted moves underscore the view that many investors expect a deal between Greece and its creditors.

“The macro news is really being held hostage by Greece in the short run, ” said Doug Foreman, chief investment officer of Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, which oversees $10 billion. Longer-term “the market continues to be increasingly looking past that, whatever happens, ” he said.

U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday amid worries over Greece’s debt negotiations. The Dow fell 1% to 17966.07, and the S&P 500 lost 0.7% to 2108.58.

For the year, the Dow has added 0.8% and the S&P has gained 2.5%. Concerns about elevated stock valuations, slow earnings growth and an eventual increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve have helped keep a lid on equities this year.

In economic news, U.S. consumer spending in May rose 0.9% from a month earlier, the Commerce Department said, beating expectations of a 0.7% increase. The price index for personal consumption expenditures, the Fed’s favored inflation gauge, rose 0.3% in May from April. Core prices rose 0.1% from the prior month and 1.2% from a year ago.

U.S. jobless claims increased by 3,000 to 271,000 in the week ended June 20, the Labor Department said, beating expectations of 273,000 claims.

While economic reports have been mixed this year, the economy is on track for improvement in the long run, according to Kim Forrest, senior equity analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group, which manages $1.8 billion. She said she was looking to buy more technology and industrial companies. “The economy continues to get better and these areas should benefit as capex goes up,” said Ms. Forrest. “Tech gets a boost when more people are hired. At the very least you have to add some infrastructure to support them,” she added.

In commodity markets, gold futures were nearly unchanged at $1172.30 an ounce. Crude-oil futures fell 1% to $59.61 a barrel.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.413% from 2.371% on Wednesday. Yields rise as prices fall.

IAC/InterActiveCorp shares climbed 5.2% as the company announced an initial public offering of its Match Group division, which includes popular dating app Tinder and dating websites and OkCupid.

Walt Disney Co. shares rose 1.1% as the firm said it would offer a higher, more frequent dividend.

Health insurance and hospital stocks rose following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Affordable Care Act subsidies were constitutional. UnitedHealth Group Inc. shares gained 2.7% and Tenet Healthcare Corp. jumped 14.6%.