Stocks Open Little Changed; Investors Eye Data For Economic Clues

By MarketWatchMarketWatch Pulse

Wall Street opened little changed Monday, with investors sifting through economic data for clues to the strength of the U.S. economy and the potential timing of an expected Federal Reserve rate hike. The S&P 500 traded up less than 0.1% at 2,105 in early action, while the Dow industrials added 7 points to 17,698. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.2% to 5,137. Ahead of the opening bell, data showed U.S. personal spending rose by 0.2% in June, while personal income rose 0.4%.

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