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US: Stocks open flat, S&P 500 near record


[NEW YORK] US stocks opened flat on Tuesday, the first trading session after the S&P 500 closed at a record high, although investors continued to watch the uncertainty over a Greek debt deal and a fragile Ukraine truce.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 26.69 points, or 0.15 per cent, to 17,992.66, the S&P 500 lost 2.5 points, or 0.12 per cent, to 2,094.49 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 4.49 points, or 0.09 per cent, to 4,889.35.