U.S. stock market sees muted open to kick off weekly action

U.S. stocks on Monday saw subdued early trade after the Dow booked its sixth-straight winning week in the wake of a dovish pivot by the Federal Reserve and a strong January jobs report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA, -0.27%
was little changed at 25,043, the S&P 500 index
SPX, -0.14%
was flat at 2,705, and the Nasdaq Composite Index
COMP, +0.45%
was up 0.1% at 7,277. Investors were looking ahead to another round of earnings and developments in U.S.-China trade talks. In corporate news, investors were watching shares of battery maker Maxwell Technologies Inc. after Tesla Inc.
TSLA, -0.60%
offered to purchase the company. Last week, the Fed left rates unchanged and communicated policy that was more dovish than had been expected. That policy update preceded a Friday jobs report that far surpassed economists expectations, underpinning a labor market that remains strong.

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