Market Report TA-25 Claws Its Way to Gain

The TA-25 index opened down, but gradually clawed its way higher through the morning and by mid-afternoon had turned positive to end up 0.2% to 1,232.35 points.

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange squeezed out a small gain in Sunday's trading despite concerns about talks between the White House and Congress over the "fiscal cliff" and some discouraging corporate news back at home.