S&P 500 On Track For Fifth Fall In a Row

By MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday with the benchmark S&P 500 on track to log its fifth day of declines. The modest pullback follows a sharp drop on Monday as investors continue to fret over a likely Federal Reserve rate hike in December. The S&P 500 opened 2 points, or 0.1%, lower at 2,075. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 36 points, or 0.2%, to 17,696. The Nasdaq Composite began the day down 23 points, or 0.5%, at 5,072.

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