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US: Wall St opens lower on soft global data


[NEW YORK] US stocks fell at the open on Monday as manufacturing growth across Asia and Europe eased in November, while retailers could be pressured as Thanksgiving weekend in-store sales failed to impress.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 44.31 points, or 0.25 per cent, to 17,783.93, the S&P 500 lost 5.4 points, or 0.26 per cent, to 2,062.16 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 14.15 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 4,777.48.