New York • U.S. stocks are getting off to a weak start as investors hold back ahead of a report on consumer confidence.
The Standard & Poor's 500 fell three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,844 in the first few minutes of trading Tuesday. Energy and bank stocks fell the most.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 35 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,171. The Nasdaq composite was flat at 4,291.