: U.S. stocks struggle for direction ahead of job openings data


U.S. stocks opened mixed Tuesday, appearing to take a pause after back-to-back gains, as investors await economic data on job openings and consumer confidence. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.29% was about flat soon after the opening bell, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.75% was up less than 0.1% and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.25% fell 0.1%, according to FactSet data, at last check. Later this morning investors will see data on jobs openings in July and consumer confidence in August.

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