[BRIEFING.COM] Coming off the three-day weekend, it was a groggy start for the equity market with neither buyers nor sellers showing much conviction.

The energy sector (-0.6%) has been a key drag in the early-going as it is following crude prices (-$1.28 to $94.68/bbl) lower.  Meanwhile, the consumer discretionary sector (+0.3%) has helped act as an offset.

Moments ago, it was reported that the ISM Index for August jumped to 59.0 ( consensus 57.0) from 57.1 in ... More


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