Markets Now: The Dow Just Can't Get Going
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7:37 a.m. It's another quiet morning, as markets find little to get excited about. S&P 500 futures are little change, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have dipped 7 points. Nasdaq Composite futures have declined 0.1%.
It's not that there isn't news. The U.S. and China are talking trade even as new U.S. tariffs went into effect, which could be seen as a negative. Manufacturing surveys globally were solid-- Japan's manufacturing PMI rose, while Europe's ticked up but consensus forecasts--but not market moving.
The S&P 500 continues to sit just below an all-time high, but the market will have to wake up for it to get there.
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