Wall St opens lower as Omicron worries persist

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Traders wearing face masks work on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City

– Wall Street’s main indexes opened lower on Wednesday, as worries lingered around the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and its impact on the global economic recovery.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.99 points, or 0.00%, at the open to 35,491.71. The S&P 500 opened higher by 1.13 points, or 0.02%, at 4,650.36, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 21.93 points, or 0.14%, to 15,319.16 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)


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