Wall St. opens flat with focus on U.S.-China trade talks


FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened flat on Thursday, as top negotiators from the United States and China meet for the first time since late July to try to hammer out a deal to end the 15-month long trade war.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 28.66 points, or 0.11%, at the open to 26,317.35.

The S&P 500 .SPX opened lower by 0.85 points, or 0.03%, at 2,918.55. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC gained 0.82 points, or 0.01%, to 7,904.56 at the opening bell.

Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta



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