USA stock markets were mixed at opening on Monday, ahead of a week when many major United States companies are scheduled to report their quarterly earnings to investors.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped less than 0.1 percent to 21,629.72.
Losses on the Nasdaq were limited by a 12 percent jump in Netflix to a record high, following the video streaming company's robust subscriber growth. The Russell 2000, hit a new all-time intraday high, its first since June 9.
According to S&P Capital IQ, overall earnings are expected to grow by 6.2 percent in the second quarter.
"The healthcare bill not coming through raises some continued concerns about the ability of Washington to push through favorable fiscal policies", said Lisa Kopp, head of traditional investments at US Bank Wealth Management.
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Atari is releasing its first console in more than 20 years
Back when the games console market was still in its infancy, Atari was a big name on the hardware side of things. The Ataribox will also be capable of playing "current gaming content" according to the company.
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The Nasdaq (+0.5%) advanced to a new record high as tech stocks continued their bullish run, while the S&P 500 also eked out a new record high while the Dow underperformed but settled at its best level of the day.
UnitedHealth Group fell 0.8 percent and along with Goldman Sachs, shaved off 51 points from the Dow.
The S&P health sector fell 0.3 percent while utilities gained 0.4 percent and the consumer discretionary sector rose 0.26 percent. The S&P 500 lost 0.13 points, or 0.01 percent, to 2,459.14.
Wall Street closed little changed on Monday as smaller firms and retailers rose while health care companies and banks declined, with earnings news filtering out winners and losers across the board.
Declining issues outnumbered advancers on the NYSE by 1,728 to 1,008.