Wall St. opens lower after grim economic data

February 21, 2019

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday after a batch of disappointing economic data, while investors tracked U.S.-China trade talks amid signs that the two countries were tackling some of the stickiest issues.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 32.03 points, or 0.12 percent, at the open to 25,922.41. The S&P 500 opened lower by 4.46 points, or 0.16 percent, at 2,780.24. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 13.66 points, or 0.18 percent, to 7,475.41 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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