Stocks stumble at open

U.S. markets hit by weak retail report, continued concern about subprime mortgages.


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A weaker-than-expected retail sales was among the factors in an initial U.S. stock selloff Tuesday.

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq composite index lost 0.6 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 dropped 0.5 percent.

Among stocks in the news: New Century Financial (Charts), Goldman Sachs (Charts), Google (Charts), Viacom (Charts), DaimlerChrysler (Charts) and Accelerated (Charts).

---

Check market activity Top of page