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US: Wall St opens lower as weak pvt jobs data weighs

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[NEW YORK] US stocks opened lower for the second straight day on Wednesday after weak private jobs data added to concerns about a slowdown in the global economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 59.62 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 17,691.29, the S&P 500 lost 9.01 points, or 0.44 per cent, to 2,054.36 and the Nasdaq composite dropped 28.05 points, or 0.59 per cent, to 4,735.18.

REUTERS