August 6, 2021

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 was muted at the open on Friday, as a strong increase in jobs in July sparked concerns of higher inflation at a time when the Delta variant of the coronavirus has cast a shadow over a broader economic rebound.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 13.2 points, or 0.04%, at the open to 35077.44. The S&P 500 was flat at 4429.07​, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 30.9 points, or 0.21%, to 14864.216 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru)