Stocks drift lower within minutes of the open as the market continues to exhibit signs of fatigue.
US markets may decline at the open even as Europe's recovery finds a more solid footing.
Yum Brands is downgraded to 'neutral,' and ConocoPhillips is upgraded to 'strong buy.'
The next few weeks could be volatile after the market hit new highs in July. Disney, meanwhile, will be this week's big earnings report.
But the market is beginning to look overbought as oil prices and interest rates are on the move again. Google, Apple and Facebook boost the Nasdaq.
The economy continues to worry the world's grownups, and that will take a toll on student expectations this year.
They're joining a 17-company North American alliance aimed at heading off more disasters in the country's economically critical textile industry.
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