Stocks started the week stymied for direction Monday as first-quarter earnings season picks up steam. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.10% rose less than a point to 2,908.20, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.14% was off 8 points, or less than 0.1%, to 2,604 . The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.13% rose 5 points, or 0.1%, to 7,989. Shares of Dow component Goldman Sachs GS, -2.42% fell 1.5%, weighing on the blue-chip index, after the investment bank reported its first revenue miss in two years.

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