Market Snapshot: Stocks notch back-to-back losses and Dow transports shed 3.6%

U.S. stocks were set to open flat-to-modestly higher Wednesday, a day after markets retreated from record territory following comments from President Donald Trump on the lack of progress between Beijing and Washington in a long-running tariff dispute.

How are the major benchmarks performing?

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMU19, -0.05% were up 4 points, or less than 0.1% at 27,333, those for the S&P 500 index ESU19, -0.04% less than a point at 3,007.75, while Nasdaq-100 futures NQU19, +0.00% added 8 points to reach 7,950.25, a gain of 0.1%.

On Tuesday, the Dow DJIA, -0.09% closed 23.50 points lower to 27,335.6, a loss of 0.1%, after briefly touching an intraday high at 27,398.68.

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