U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as investors grappled with a number of mixed economic reports that suggested the economy continues to grow at a slow pace. The S&P 500 was down 9 points, or 0.4%, to 2,054. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 74 points, or 0.4%, to 17,671 at the open. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite began the session down 24 points, or 0.5%, at 4,738.
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