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US: Wall St opens lower as US-China trade tensions weigh

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US stocks fell broadly at the open on Tuesday, as Washington's new round of tariffs on some Chinese goods kicked in and after a report that officials from both sides were struggling to decide on the schedule for a meeting this month.

[NEW YORK] US stocks fell broadly at the open on Tuesday, as Washington's new round of tariffs on some Chinese goods kicked in and after a report that officials from both sides were struggling to decide on the schedule for a meeting this month.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 205.02 points, or 0.78 per cent, at the open to 26,198.26.

The S&P 500 opened lower by 17.45 points, or 0.60 per cent, at 2,909.01. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 56.44 points, or 0.71 per cent, to 7,906.44 at the opening bell. 

REUTERS

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