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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower after run-up
March 20, 2012 / 1:42 PM / 6 years ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower after run-up

NEW YORK, March 20 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell at the open on Tuesday, taking a breather after the S&P 500 advanced for a third straight session and moved within 10 percent of its historic closing high.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 79.92 points, or 0.60 percent, at 13,159.21. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was off 9.06 points, or 0.64 percent, at 1,400.69. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 22.01 points, or 0.72 percent, at 3,056.31

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