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US: Stocks open lower on heightened security risks

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 22:42
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US stocks opened lower on Tuesday as investors fled risky assets after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, even as data pointed to stronger US economic growth.

[BENGALURU] US stocks opened lower on Tuesday as investors fled risky assets after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, even as data pointed to stronger US economic growth.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 48.5 points, or 0.27 per cent, at 17,744.18, the S&P 500 was down 7.45 points, or 0.36 per cent, at 2,079.14 and the Nasdaq composite index was off 32.15 points, or 0.63 per cent, at 5,070.33.

REUTERS