NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Trading in stocks was choppy Tuesday with the Nasdaq the worst performer as the technology sector extended Monday's losses. High-momentum tech stocks are frequently the worst performers in broad-based market declines.
The S&P 500 was down 0.1%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.04%, and the Nasdaq tumbled 0.66%.
Job openings in April rose to 5.38 million, the highest since December 2000 and up from March's 5.11 million, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The latest data is dated given investors already have reviewed May's jobs figures from the Labor Department, though the date still provide additional details as to recent strength in the labor market.
U.S. wholesale inventories increased 0.4% in April, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. The reading was double expectations and up from a 0.1% increase in March.
Inflation in China in May increased at a slower-than-expected pace with consumer prices rising 1.2% year over year, short estimates for a 1.3% increase. Producer prices plummeted 4.6% from a year earlier, the 38th straight month of decline.
A day earlier, China reported exports for May fell and imports declined at the sharpest rate in three months. Annual exports slid 2.5% while imports plummeted 17.6%. The latest data rallied calls for increased stimulus from the People's Bank of China.