NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell at the open on Thursday, adding to a more than 1 percent drop a day earlier after remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke who outlined the start of a wind-down of stimuli that has been instrumental to the market’s rally.
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 64.97 points, or 0.43 percent, to 15,047.22. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped 11.25 points, or 0.69 percent, to 1,617.68. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 36.19 points, or 1.05 percent, to 3,407.01.
Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Bernadette Baum