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Wall Street opens flat ahead of first presidential debate

Workers prepare the stage for the first presidential debate between U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. September 28, 2020. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

BY SHREYASHI SANYAL

Wall Street’s main indexes were muted at the open on Tuesday as investors stayed away from making big bets ahead of the first presidential debate, while awaiting a reading on consumer confidence.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> fell 23.82 points, or 0.09%, at the open to 27,560.24. The S&P 500 <.SPX> opened lower by 0.68 points, or 0.02%, at 3,350.92, while the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> dropped 8.52 points, or 0.08%, to 11,109.00 at the opening bell.

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