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US: Wall Street dips amid trade war fears

[BENGALURU] US stocks opened lower on Monday as investors remained concerned about the increasing likelihood of a global trade war following President Donald Trump's threat to impose hefty tariffs.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 141.26 points, or 0.58 per cent, to 24,396.8. The S&P 500 lost 12.75 points, or 0.47 per cent, to 2,678.5. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 33.64 points, or 0.46 per cent, to 7,224.22.