NEW YORK May 1 U.S. stocks opened flat on
Tuesday as investors awaited data on the manufacturing sector
that could offer insight into the pace of the economic recovery.
Some downbeat reports, seen as evidence that growth was
slowing, have contributed to recent equity weakness, with the
S&P 500 ending April with its first negative month since
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 8.40
points, or 0.06 percent, at 13,205.23. The Standard & Poor's 500
Index was down 1.17 points, or 0.08 percent, at 1,396.74.
The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 2.90 points, or 0.10
percent, at 3,043.46.