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US: Wall St lower after growth concerns resurface


[NEW YORK] Wall Street was lower at the open on Tuesday, after weak US retail sales highlighted risks to the growth outlook and the Japanese central bank's gloomy view about the economy added to investors' concerns ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 54.92 points, or 0.32 per cent, to 17,174.21, the S&P 500 lost 6.67 points, or 0.33 per cent, to 2,012.97 and the Nasdaq composite dropped 18.33 points, or 0.39 per cent, to 4,731.95.


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