U.S. stocks on Monday opened slightly lower, pausing after logging Friday their fourth straight weekly gain. Investors were cautious ahead of a busy week that will see earnings kick into high gear and more than a dozen central banks, including the Federal Reserve, hold policy meetings. Among individual stocks, Verizon Communications Inc. fell after confirming it has agreed to buy Yahoo Inc. for $4.83 billion. And Sprint Corp. climbed after the telecommunications company reported fiscal first-quarter revenue that beat expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 26 points, or 0.1%, to 18,543, the S&P 500 index fell 2 points, or 0.1% at 2,172, while the Nasdaq Composite Index lost 3 points, or 0.1%, to 5,097.
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