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US: Wall St pulls back from record levels


[NEW YORK] US stocks opened lower on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 pulling back from record highs a day after the Nasdaq topped 5,000 for the first time in 15 years.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 37.09 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 18,251.54, the S&P 500 lost 4.96 points, or 0.23 per cent, to 2,112.43 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 17.52 points, or 0.35 per cent, to 4,990.58.