NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock markets dipped Tuesday afternoon after fluctuating between gains and losses for much of the day as investors returned from the U.S. Labor Day weekend to a trio of good U.S. economic reports.
The ISM manufacturing index hit a stronger-than-anticipated 59 in August, while construction spending rebounded by a more-than-forecast 1.8% in July. The Markit PMI manufacturing index, at 57.9 in August, increased to its highest level since April 2010.
Watch the video below for a look at how U.S. markets are doing in midday trading Tuesday:
Apple (AAPL) rose 0.81% to $103.33, adding to gains ahead of its Sept. 9 press event where it's widely expected to confirm that the next iPhone, which may be called the iPhone 6 or the iPhone Air, will officially go on sale later this month. United States Oil Fund (USO) was down 2.63% to $34.81 while the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) was off 1.86% to $121.55.
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