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US: Wall St opens lower as Japan falls into recession

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[NEW YORK] US stocks fell at the open on Monday, following four consecutive weeks of gains for major Wall Street indexes, weighed by data showing Japan slipped into recession.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25.43 points, or 0.14 per cent, to 17,609.31, the S&P 500 lost 4.11 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,035.71 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 10.61 points, or 0.23 per cent, to 4,677.93.

REUTERS