Stocks were slightly softer after

Monday's mixed session.

USA Networks

(USAI) - Get Report

TST Recommends

agreed to buy

Lycos

(LCOS)

. Lycos will be merged with USA Networks' e-commerce and Internet assets.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

was down 24 to 9267. The

S&P 500

was down 3 to 1241. The

Nasdaq Composite Index

was down 3 to 2402. The

Russell 2000

was down 1 to 410.

TheStreet.com Internet Sector

was down 14 to 491. Meanwhile,

TheStreet.com E-Commerce Index

was down 4 to 98.

The 30-year Treasury bond was up 17/32 to 99 5/32, yielding 5.31%.

Most Up at Open -- NYSE

Hewlett Packard (HWP) , up 3 to 74 7/8

:

Most Up at Open -- Nasdaq

USA Networks (USAI) - Get Report, up 6 11/16 to 44 5/8

.

Most Down at Open -- NYSE

DaimlerChrysler (DCX) , down 3 1/8 to 95 3/8

:

Most Down at Open -- Nasdaq

Lycos (LCOS) , down 13 1/2 to 113 3/4

.