NEW YORK, April 30 U.S. stocks edged lower at
the open on Monday following data that showed Americans only
modestly increased spending in March and Spain had slipped into
While the news from Spain was expected, it was a reminder of
the troubles facing the euro zone, which many investors fear
could hamper domestic growth and profits.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 9.08
points, or 0.07 percent, at 13,219.23. The Standard & Poor's 500
Index was off 2.33 points, or 0.17 percent, at 1,401.03.
The Nasdaq Composite Index dipped 7.21 points, or 0.23
percent, at 3,061.99.