The Standard and Poor’s 500 Index had the smallest price change in  41 years, according to Bloomberg.

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Economists predict the U.S. economy will gain momentum in 2012 after slowing to a 1.8 percent annual rate this year from 3 percent last year, as the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in more than two years. Gross domestic product will expand 2.1 percent in 2012, according to the median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg.