US stock markets close little changed

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US shares closed little changed on Thursday, as a key debate over the healthcare bill in Congress was postponed.

Investors are concerned that the setback casts doubt on whether he can push through other business-friendly tax and spending changes.

The Dow Jones slipped by 4.72 points to 20,656.53 points, while the wider S&P 500 shed 2.5 points to 2,345.96.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index dropped 3.95 points to 5,817.69.

Shares in Ford slipped 0.9% after the carmaker said that it expected its pre-tax profits would be lower this year due to higher costs.