Stocks start Tuesday trade lower with all eyes on Georgia

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U.S. stocks opened slightly lower Tuesday as investors waited for results in the Georgia run-off election that will determine party control of the Senate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11 points, to start trading near 30,213, while the S&P 500 was down 3, 0.1%, near 3,697. The Nasdaq Composite lost 31 points or 0.2% to open near 12,667. Tesla Inc. shares may be in focus Tuesday after the stock closed Monday just below a closely-watched $700 billion market cap milestone. Stocks are wobbling to start the year even as energy prices are rising after Iran seized a South Korean ship and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies deadlocked over production cuts.
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