Wall Street Opens Flat as Energy Stocks, Trade Worries Weigh

U.S. stocks opened flat on Thursday, weighed down by declines in energy stocks as oil prices fell and worries over protectionist trade policies.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 9.45 points, or 0.04 percent, at the open to 24,877.36. The S&P 500 opened lower by 2.35 points, or 0.09 percent, at 2,730.94. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.97 points, or 0.05 percent, to 7,421.99 at the opening bell.

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Wall Street edges lower as Trump adds to trade talks uncertainty

U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Wednesday after President Donald Trump’s latest comments fueled skepticism over U.S.-China trade talks and ahead of a Federal Reserve report that could indicate the pace of future rate hikes.

Trump signaled a new direction for the trade talks, saying the current track appeared A?a��A�too hard to get doneA?a��A?, a day after telling reporters that he was not pleased with the recent talks.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinA?a��a�?s announcement over the weekend that the two countries had put the prospect of a trade war A?a��A�on holdA?a��A? had raised expectations that the worldA?a��a�?s two largest economies would be able to avert a damaging trade war.

Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 98.77 points, or 0.40 percent, at 24,735.64, the S&P 500 was down 7.61 points, or 0.28 percent, at 2,716.83 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 12.11 points, or 0.16 percent, at 7,366.35.

U.S. 10-year Treasury yield fell to a six-day low. Of the 11 major S&P sectors, only utilities, real estate and healthcare were higher.

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Wall Street jumps on trade war truce, Russell 2000 hits record

U.S. stocks climbed on Monday after the United States and China put their trade differences A?a��A�on holdA?a��A? to work on a wider agreement, while sentiment was also buoyed by the nearly $ 28 billion worth of merger activity.

The truce sparked a broad rally, with all the 11 major S&P sectors higher and the small-cap Russell 2000 hitting a record high for the fourth session in a row.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday the United States and China had agreed to drop their tariff threats, while China on Monday praised a significant dialing back of tensions.

the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 316.70 points, or 1.28 percent, at 25,031.79, the S&P 500 was up 19.20 points, or 0.71 percent, at 2,732.17 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 35.76 points, or 0.49 percent, at 7,390.10.

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