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Stocks open lower after two straight gains

Wednesday - 8/20/2014, 10:02am  ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are opening lower after two straight days of gains.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell eight points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,911 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell two points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,979. The Nasdaq composite lost seven points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,520.

Lowe's fell 3 percent in early trading after the home improvement company lowered its full-year revenue outlook.

Investors were waiting for the release of minutes later Wednesday of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.41 percent.


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