Wall Street opens lower as private jobs data disappoints

FILE PHOTO: The Fearless Girl statue is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes opened lower on Wednesday as disappointing private employment data for February dampened enthusiasm over a quick economic rebound fueled by a swift rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 38.6 points, or 0.12%, at the open to 31352.96. The S&P 500 fell 6.3 points, or 0.16%, at the open to 3863.99, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 22.5 points, or 0.17%, to 13336.25 at the opening bell.

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