Stocks open mixed on first day of earnings season

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Stocks opened mostly lower Tuesday after a mixed set of corporate earnings, and ahead of a big week for mega-cap tech companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 92 points, 0.3%, to start trading near 28,745 , while the S&P 500 dipped 3 points, 0.1%, and traded near 3531. The Nasdaq Composite gained 25 points, 0.2%, near 11,902 as investors awaited the two-day sales bonanza from Amazon.com Inc and a new product launch from Apple Inc. . JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup Inc. were among the companies kicking off third-quarter earnings season before the bell Tuesday. Separately, shares of Johnson & Johnson slid 2% after the pharmaceutical company announced it was pausing clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate after a participant contracted what the company called an “unexplained illness.”
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