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US: Wall St opens lower ahead of big tech earnings

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Traders work on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened lower on Tuesday as the dollar remained at a three-month high and ahead of a host of earnings from technology giants including Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo.

At 9:31 am ET, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 112.44 points, or 0.62 per cent, at 17,987.97, the S&P 500 was down 2.58 points, or 0.12 per cent, at 2,125.7 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.82 points, or 0.02 per cent, at 5,218.04.

REUTERS