Markets open flat as Dow news overshadows crude oil (Reuters)

The Lehman Brothers booth on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, September 16, 2008. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)Reuters – Stocks opened flat on Monday after higher oil prices offset a move by Kuwait to end a proposed $17.4 billion petrochemical joint venture with Dow Chemical , a move that could hurt the company’s plans to buy Rohm & Haas .

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