US: Wall St opens lower as Yellen speech awaited

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened lower on Tuesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech and oil prices skidded nearly 3 per cent.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 22.53 points, or 0.13 per cent, at 17,512.86, the S&P 500 2.04 points, or 0.1 per cent, at 2,035.01 and the Nasdaq Composite 10.83 points, or 0.23 per cent, at 4755.96.


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