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Aug. 31, 2021, 9:34 a.m. EDT

Stock market pulls back from records at start of August's final trading day

U.S. stock indexes on Tuesday opened slightly lower, with investor attention settling on employment data coming at the end of the week, in the final trading day of August. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [: DJIA] was trading 0.2% lower at 35,346, the S&P 500 index (S&P:SPX) slipped 0.1% at 4,524, while the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ:COMP) retreated 0.2% at 15,239. All three benchmarks were on track to end the month sharply higher. In corporate news, Robinhood Markets Inc. shares (NAS:HOOD) were down more than 3% after Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler told Barron's on Monday that a ban on payment for order flow "is on the table."

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