U.S. Stocks Little Changed As Investors Grapple With Data

By Anora MahmudovaMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened slightly lower Thursday as investors grappled with mixed economic reports. A sharp fall in import and export prices pointed to sluggish global growth, while weekly jobless claim remained at very low levels. The main indexes briefly turned positive, but were trading lower shortly after the opening bell. The S&P 500 was 2 points, or 0.1%, lower at 1,940. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 16 points, or 0.1%, to 16,242. The Nasdaq Composite was flat at 4,756.

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