U.S. Stocks Open Lower After Weak Data, Mixed Earnings

U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday as investors grappled with falling crude oil prices, weak economic data and mixed earnings results. The S&P 500 opened 7 points, or 0.3%, lower at 2,064.13, with the energy stocks selling off hard. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 71 points, or 0.4%, to 17,553.83. The Nasdaq Composite began the day down 7 points, or 0.2%, at 5,025.57.

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