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US: Wall Street opens lower as investors digest data

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday after a three-day holiday weekend as oil prices fell and investors assessed a barrage of economic data for clues regarding the health of the economy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 36.26 points, or 0.17 per cent, to 21,044.02. The S&P 500 lost 4.65 points, or 0.19 per cent, to 2,411.17. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 6.74 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 6,203.45.


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