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US: Dow open flat as tax bill weighs

[NEW YORK] The S&P 500 and Dow opened little changed on Friday after a record day for stocks, amid concerns over the passage of a Republican tax overhaul as lawmakers debated over the bill's impact on the federal deficit.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 40.27 points, or 0.17 per cent, to 24,312.62. The S&P 500 lost 1.29 points, or 0.05 per cent, to 2,646.29. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 28.57 points, or 0.42 per cent, to 6,845.41.


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