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Wall St. Opens Lower Amid Geopolitical Jitters


U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday as investors sought shelter in safe-haven assets such as gold amid mounting geopolitical tensions in Syria and North Korea.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 26.71 points, or 0.13 percent, at 20,631.31, the S&P 500 <.SPX> was down 4.43 points, or 0.187938 percent, at 2,352.73 and the Nasdaq composite <.IXIC> was down 9.85 points, or 0.17 percent, at 5,871.07.

(Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)