Nuveen chief equity strategist Bob Doll on where investors can find value in today's market. videoInvestors need to remain flexible: Bob Doll

Nuveen chief equity strategist Bob Doll on where investors can find value in today’s market.

U.S. stocks kicked off the week in the green.

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All three of the major averages registered modest gains early in the session.

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Investors studied the latest job numbers. The Labor Department said Friday that the U.S. added 130,000 jobs in August, slightly short of the 158,000 projected by economists.

On Monday, Japan's Nikkei ended the day agianing 0.56 percent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng traded little changed and China's Shanghai Composite finished up 0.8 percent.

The Japanese government released revised economic growth data for the April-June quarter.

The Cabinet Office said gross domestic product, or GDP — the total value of a nation's goods and services — had grown at an annual rate of 1.3 percent.That was slightly lower than the earlier estimate for 1.8 percent growth.

The data showed that private demand had grown at a slower rate but government investment had risen higher than the earlier estimate.

Chinese customs data showed Sunday that China's trade with the United States was falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth.

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Imports of American goods tumbled 22 percent in August from a year earlier to $10.3 billion, while exports to the United States, China's biggest market, sank 16 percent to $44.4 billion, according to the data.

European markets are mixed as data showed a surprise rise in German exports. Germany's DAX added 0.1 percent, London's FTSE was down 0.1 percent and France's CAC was off 0.1 percent.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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