Stocks put in a mixed performance in early trade Thursday as investors eyed uncertainty over progress in U.S.-China trade talks following a Bloomberg report that a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping likely won’t take place until at least next month. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.08% was off less than 0.1% at 2,810.04, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.08% rose less than a point to 25,703.46. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.01% fell less than 0.1% to 7,642.64.

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