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US: S&P 500, Dow dip at open on virus fears, US-China tensions

[NEW YORK] The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes opened lower on Tuesday as coronavirus-related worries and simmering US-China tensions weighed on sentiment at the end of what is expected to be the S&P 500's best quarter since 1998.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 83.37 points, or 0.33 per cent, at the open to 25,512.43, and the S&P 500 opened lower by 3.04 points, or 0.10 per cent, at 3,050.20. The Nasdaq Composite gained 1.13 points, or 0.01 per cent, to 9,875.29 at the opening bell. 

REUTERS

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