U.S. Stocks Open Lower After Weak Data

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U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as softer-than-expected economic data and uncertainty about Greece's debt negotiations weighed on sentiment. The S&P 500 retreated from its record level reached on Tuesday, dropping 6 points, or 0.3%, to 2,094. A drop in oil prices hit energy stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened down 55 points, or 0.3%, to 17,994. The Nasdaq Composite fell 8 points, or 0.2%, to 4,891 at the open.

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