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US: Wall St opens slightly lower; fresh stimulus awaited


[NEW YORK] US stock indexes opened slightly lower on Thursday as markets awaited the government's new stimulus package to prop up the economy, while weekly jobless claims dipped slightly.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 30.70 points, or 0.11 per cent, at the open to 27,170.82.

The S&P 500 opened lower by 4.46 points, or 0.13 per cent, at 3,323.31. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 8.42 points, or 0.08 per cent, to 10,989.98 at the opening bell. 



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