U.S. stocks opened mixed on Tuesday as investors weighed a reading on inflation that was largely in line with economists’ forecasts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

was up less than 0.1% soon after the opening bell, while the S&P 500

slipped 0.2% and the Nasdaq Composite

fell 0.1%, according to FactSet data, at last check. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday that inflation, as measured by the consumer-price index, rose 0.1% in November for a year-over-year rate of 3.1%. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had forecast that inflation would be unchanged in November while rising at an annual pace of 3.1%. So-called core inflation, which excludes energy and food prices, climbed 0.3% last month to enhance 4% in the 12 months through November. That was in line with economists’ expectations. In the bond market, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note

was up one basis point at around 4.24%, according to FactSet data, at last check.

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