U.S. Stocks Retreat From Records After Modest Opening Loss

By Anora Mahmudova Markets MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stock-market indexes opened lower Thursday, as investors took a breather after a surge on Wall Street that followed President Donald Trump's speech to the joint session of Congress. The S&P 500 was down 4 points, or 0.2%, at 2,391. The Nasdaq Composite began the session off by 9 points, or 0.2%, at 5,895. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down by 14 points or 0.1%, to 21,100 at the open.

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