Stocks opened modestly lower Monday, under renewed pressure after major benchmarks saw their biggest weekly declines since February — a selloff blamed on worries over rising inflation pressures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 9 points, or less than 0.1%, at 34,373, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 4,162.33. The Nasdaq Composite shed 0.7% to trade at 13,328.45. Shares of Discovery Inc. rose more than 10%, while AT&T Inc. shares rose 4.7% after the companies announced a $43 billion deal to combine WarnerMedia with Discovery.
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