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US: Dow off 250 points after opening bell


[NEW YORK] US stocks opened lower for a second straight day on Tuesday, with the Dow down about 250 points, weighed down by a rise in bond yields and a drop in shares of healthcare companies.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 249.83 points, or 0.94 per cent, to 26,189.65. The S&P 500 lost 24.32 points, or 0.85 per cent, to 2,829.21. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 78.76 points, or 1.05 per cent, to 7,387.75.


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