2/25/2022, 3:31 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US opens mixed with focus on Ukraine, data

Stock indexes in the United States started the Friday session mixed as investors monitored Russian attacks in Ukraine. Moscow said its troops blocked Kiev from the western side, as the Kremlin stated President Vladimir Putin is ready to send a delegation to Minsk for talks with Ukraine. In data, US durable goods orders jumped by 1.6% in January, exceeding expectations, while personal spending increased 2.1%.

The Dow Jones increased by 0.35% at 9:30 am ET, with Honeywell International up 0.92%. The Nasdaq 100 dropped 0.26% as Zscaler plummeted 20.68%. The S&P 500 was up by 0.23%, led by Etsy, which gained 3.63%.

The euro traded 0.25% higher against the dollar, selling for 1.2265 at 9:32 am ET.

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