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BusinessUS STOCKS Wall St opens lower as tech shares fall

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A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

Wall Street's main indexes opened lower on Thursday, as heavyweight technology-related stocks remained under pressure with a rise in U.S. Treasury yields, while data showed weekly jobless claims fell more than expected.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) fell 5.92 points, or 0.02%, at the open to 31,955.94.

The S&P 500 (.SPX) opened lower by 9.63 points, or 0.25%, at 3,915.80, while the Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) dropped 85.33 points, or 0.63%, to 13,512.64 at the opening bell.

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