US stocks open lower, led by a decline in the energy sector as the price of oil falls again

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Energy stocks are leading a decline in U.S. market indexes in early trading as the price of oil resumes its slide.

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Exxon Mobil and Chevron were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average early Monday.

McDonald's fell 3 percent after reporting that a measure of global sales fell last month.

The Dow was down 35 points, or 0.2 percent, at 17,922 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,071. The Nasdaq composite lost a point to 4,779.

Crude oil fell $1.35 to $64.49 a barrel in New York.

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Bond prices barely budged. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held at 2.30 percent.