U.S. benchmark stock indexes all opened modestly lower on Thursday to backpedal from record levels hit the previous session. All three major stock indexes set fresh all-time records on Wednesday. The S&P 500 was down 0.1% to 2552.8. The Nasdaq Composite Index shed 8 points to slip to 6595. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 15 points to 22857. Investors eyed the beginning of earnings season, kick-started by U.S. banks. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Citibank released their results to kick-start the third-quarter earnings season. Both banks’ earnings beat expectations.
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