US stocks barely budge in early trading as indexes hold at record levels

Markets Associated Press

U.S. stock indexes are little changed in early trading as the market comes off a string of record closes.

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index was flat at 2,037 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday.

The Dow Jones industrial average slipped eight points, less than 0.1 percent, to 17,604.

The Nasdaq composite lost three points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,648.

The S&P 500 has closed at record highs four times straight, and has had 39 record closes so far this year.

Bond prices held steady. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note was flat at 2.36 percent.