U.S. stocks stayed close to the flatline as Wall Street sat in wait of tomorrow's release of the monthly U.S. jobs report. Crude oil prices settled above $50 a barrel for the first time since June on hopes of further cuts to OPEC output. Selfie social network Snapchat could make its market debut as early as March, reports emerged this afternoon. Its valuation could come in higher than $25 billion, that's above Twitter's (TWTR) current market cap. Tesla (TSLA) ended the day lower after Goldman Sachs downgraded its stock to NEUTRAL. Analysts said its proposed takeover of SolarCity (SCTY) leaves little room for potential production delays. Qualcomm (QCOM) and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) moved higher on speculation deal negotiations had progressed. NXP rocketed higher in late September after reports indicated Qualcomm's interest. TheStreet's Keris Lahiff has details from Wall Street.
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