Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks struggle for traction ahead of big-name earnings

U.S. stocks struggled to maintain a foothold in positive territory as investors face a big week for corporate quarterly results and economic data following an extended holiday weekend. Investors were also monitoring a jump in crude-oil prices as the U.S. said it would end waivers for countries that import Iranian crude.

How are indexes faring?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.19% fell 53 points, or 0.2%, to 26,506, while the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.04% was flat at 2,905 and the Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +0.12% gained 7 points to 8,005.

U.S. markets were closed in observance of Good Friday, and most European stock markets remained closed for Easter Monday.

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