U.S. Stocks Open Lower Weighed By Fresh Drop In Oil Prices

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U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as slumping oil prices weighed down energy shares. Stocks dropped for a second day in this holiday-shortened week, a day after a terror attack in Brussels marred global markets. The S&P 500 opened 4 points, or 0.2%, lower at 2,045. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 45 points, or 0.3%, to 17,536. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite began the day down 10 points, or 0.2%, at 4,811. U.S. markets will be closed on Friday in observance of Good Friday.

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