October 3, 2016 / 1:37 PM / a year ago

Wall Street opens lower ahead of data

REUTERS - U.S. stocks started the fourth quarter on a dour note ahead of economic data that would give investors further clues on the health of the economy.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 46.29 points, or 0.25 percent, at 18,261.86, the S&P 500 was down 4.85 points, or 0.22 percent, at 2,163.42 and the Nasdaq composite was down 10.68 points, or 0.2 percent, at 5,301.32.

Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru

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